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Visualizations of Spatial and Social Data

  1. 1. Visualiza(on:  from  Excel  to  Vimeo A  cookbook  and  some  -inished  dishes Martin  Zaltz  AustwickWednesday, 3 August 2011 1
  2. 2. Mar$n  Zaltz  Austwick Lecturer  at  UCL-­‐CASA Course  Organiser  on  MRes  in  Advanced  Spatial  Analysis  and   Visualisation Background:   Quantum  Physics Medical  Physics ...  now  Social  Physics @sociablephysicsWednesday, 3 August 2011 2
  3. 3. Why  visualise? It  looks  beautiful Communicating  research  results • with  peers • with  the  public Understanding  complex  data Parsing  for  the  best  pattern  recognition  system  in  the  world Finding  inspiration  for  research  questions,  models  and  analysis Presenting  (complex)  model  outputs   Comparing  to  (complex)dataWednesday, 3 August 2011 3
  4. 4. Ge9ng  from  Excel  to  VimeoWednesday, 3 August 2011 4
  5. 5. Intermediate  packages GePhi  (Java) TULIP  (C++) IllustratorWednesday, 3 August 2011 5
  6. 6. Which  language? Languages  are  “Turing  complete” Some  more  suited  to  certain  tasks How  hard  is  it  to  learn? Is  the  syntax  similar  to  other  language  I  have  used/will  use? How  good  is  the  documentation? How  good  are  the  user  community?Wednesday, 3 August 2011 6
  7. 7. Programming R PHP Processing PythonVisualization Analysis MatLab GePhi Excel GUIWednesday, 3 August 2011 7
  8. 8. Other  Examples JavaScript • Not  the  same  as  Java,  good  for  web  applications Ruby Visual  Basic  for  Applications  (VBA) • Integrates  with  Excel! Sql • Database  Language PHP • Integrates  with  databasesWednesday, 3 August 2011 8
  9. 9. European Migration Data (Modelled) Adam Dennett and Kimberley Claydon Modelling: Excel/VBA Vis: ARCGISWednesday, 3 August 2011 9
  10. 10. Tweet density in London Fabian Neuhaus and Steven Gray Data: PHP Vis: ArcGIS/IllustratorWednesday, 3 August 2011 10
  11. 11. Twitter data,filtered by hashtagand located in spaceSteven Gray andRichard MiltonData collection: PHPVis:http://www.MapTube.orgWednesday, 3 August 2011 11
  12. 12. Tweets by city Steven Gray Data: PHP Vis: JavaScript http://www.casa.ucl.ac.uk/tom/Wednesday, 3 August 2011 12
  13. 13. Agent Based Model of crime patterns Toby Davies Python (not yet available)Wednesday, 3 August 2011 13
  14. 14. London Bikeshare Stand Occupation Ollie O’Brien Data: Python Vis: JavaScript OpenLayers Ajax http://bikes.oobrien.com/Wednesday, 3 August 2011 14
  15. 15. Oyster card entries/exits Jon Reades Processing MySql Not yet availableWednesday, 3 August 2011 15
  16. 16. Public transport in the UK Joan Serras Vis: C++/OPENGL Data: Timetable Info http://vimeo.com/21351143Wednesday, 3 August 2011 16
  17. 17. London Hire Bikes by Martin Zaltz Austwick and Ollie O’Brien Data: TFL FoI / Routino Vis: Processing http://vimeo.com/19982736Wednesday, 3 August 2011 17
  18. 18. The network visualisations (and others) I showed in the workshop are not yet available - follow @sociablephysics on twitter and I will announce when they are up on vimeo If you’re not on twitter (gasp), email the InterFace organisers so they can let you know when they’re up.Wednesday, 3 August 2011 18
  19. 19. Data Delimited Excel Database preparation text file Data Parsing Data ImportingSoftware (as text) (numbers) Displaying and interacting User input Sharing Images MoviesWednesday, 3 August 2011 19
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