Mid Term Anmol


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Mid Term Anmol

  1. 1. E NVIRONMENTAL D ATA Supervisor: Mentors: Dr Hyowon Lee Edel O’Connor Aiden Doherty A NMOL K HURANA O NLINE S HARING OF TO E NHANCE A WARENESS ODCSSS 2008
  2. 2. Motivation/Usage <ul><li>Help common people by simpler graphs and charts that show environmental data in a easily-understandable manner </li></ul><ul><li>Helping common people create their own widgets and share them with their friends </li></ul><ul><li>Help scientists discover new patterns in the environmental data by developing novel graphical visualisation techniques </li></ul>
  3. 3. Key Components <ul><li>Environmental Data Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Obtaining data sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamic insertion of new sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Querying & Retrieval </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Information Visualisation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphs, bars, charts, and other sophisticated visual techniques </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Temporal & spatial presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Infrastructure and User-Interface supporting easy insertion, visualisation and leveraging social network </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. V ISION Connect her own data source into a widget (e.g. her local lake’s water quality) Connect his friend’s widget to his own page … as well as dragging in from the portal Portal site: A database of environmental data sources, large collection of visualisation widgets Search visualisation widgets by location, time period, environmental factors… Sinead’s Home John’s Home Search desired widgets and add to his home page Paul’s Home Colum’s Home Tom’s Home Sandy’s Home
  5. 5. Progress So Far <ul><li>Environmental Data Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Obtained sample data source (River Lee, Co. Cork): water temperature, pH, Oxygen level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Built MySQL database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up php webserver to connect to DB </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Information Visualisation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple visualisation with graphs and charts, automatically generated via querying MySQL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of JPGraph graphics library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Combine multiple visualisations on user request </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion on having user’s own source of data… how to easily connect to the web of users? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iGoogle-style portal as starting point: collect widgets, share with friends, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Currently the portal User-Interface being designed </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. To be done <ul><li>Information Visualisation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visualising data overlaid on Google Maps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More sophisticated timeline, charts, etc. incorporating interactive techniques </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Refine User-Interface strategy to search, select and combine widgets from friends’ pages </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul><ul><li>Any Questions ? </li></ul>