Visual Analytics for All (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)

Jun 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Articles

The overall goal of the Humanitics project, financed mainly by the Swiss National Science Foundation, is to develop visual analytics tools for public organizations to enhance collaborative knowledge discovery, information exchange and communication.

It was initiated as a collaboration between the University of Fribourg and the United Nations in Geneva. Each year, the United Nation manipulates and reports numerous data and information concerning world-wide health, illicit drug trade, environment and global climate change, diseases, energy, conflict, and humanitarian development concerns.

The UN urgently needs authoring tools to analyse these data and cross correlate them in a visual way, not only to improve visual understanding, but also for analysts to produce meaningful visualizations to present their findings.

As a first attempt, the project concentrated on the visualization of migration data over time.

JFlowMap is the current research prototype developed at the University of Fribourg to explore and evaluate spatio temporal flow map visualization techniques. Screenshots can be found on here .

Participants: Ilya Boyandin (PhD student, Uni Fribourg, Switzerland), E. Bertini (Uni Konstanz), D. Lalanne (Uni Fribourg, Switzerland)