Weekly Blog Post #2

Published: 06/05/2023

Hello! My name is Ishaan Jain, a Information Technology undergrad at Manipal University Jaipur. I will be working on developing an information theoretic approach to filter out artificial information and real information in geospatial datasets for Xbitnfo during Google Summer of Code 2023.

What did I do this week?
Throughout this week, I engaged in a range of activities. Firstly, I dedicated time to understanding linear quantization, including concepts like scale factor, offset and how it works on different datasets. In addition, I focused on writing tests for the function I contributed to in PR#188. Another area of exploration this week was researching different projections available in Cartopy.

What is coming up next?

In the upcoming week, my plan is to apply linear quantization to larger datasets, such as CONUS. By studying the effects of quantization on these bigger datasets, I aim to observe where artificial information is induced and evaluate the impact of quantization on data fidelity.