Brief Introduction to Analysis of Geopgraphic Data
with Applications to Automotive Engineering"
April 9, 2003
A Presentation by Graham Duthie
Mr. Graham Duthie
works in the Visteon Quality & Reliability Office where he is the Manager
of Geographic Data Analysis and Real World Usage Profiles. If your view of
geography is mainly qualitative – “The capital of Canada is Ottawa” or “It
is warmer in the South.” - then you will be surprised at what can be discovered
using modern software tools – the Geographic Information System (GIS) - and
quantitative methods of spatial data analysis. Graham will provide a very
brief introduction to what a GIS is and what you can do with one. Additionally
Graham will show examples of how he has applied geographical methods and tools
to automotive engineering problems
at Visteon Corporation.
Last summer Graham presented his work developing an Average Mobile A/C Customer
Usage Model at the SAE Alternate Refrigerant Systems Symposium. The presentation
can be viewed at the following link: http://www.sae.org/calendar/aars/2002/cust_usage.pdf.
Ellen Barnes giving Graham Duthie
a certificate of appreciation
from the Detroit Chapter
Duthie with Detroit Chapter Board members:
Karry Roberts, Dave Doane, Graham Duthie, Ellen Barnes, Rob Kushler