Geovisualisation of flows:New approaches to mapan interdependent world Benjamin David Hennig Department of Geography, The ...
2Contents• Introduction• Review• Objectives  • Elemental Mapping Issues  • Data Handling  • Visualising Flows• Outlook26/0...
Introductionworldmapping beyond mere description
4New Ways of Mapping                                   www.worldmapper.org26/05/2009   1st Year Postgraduate Presentation ...
Reviewmaps in motion
6Passenger Transportation in Ireland(1830s)                                                             Source:           ...
7          Napoleon‘s March on MoscowSource: Tufte, 2001, p40           26/05/2009      1st Year Postgraduate Presentation...
8          British Coal Exports (1860s)Source:http://cartographia.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/english-coal-exports.jpg    ...
9Early Flow Maps26/05/2009   1st Year Postgraduate Presentation - Benjamin D Hennig: Geovisualisation of Flows   Review
10Contemporary Flow Maps?                                                                                                 ...
11Digital Turn26/05/2009   1st Year Postgraduate Presentation - Benjamin D Hennig: Geovisualisation of Flows   Review
Objectivesexploring geovisualisation
13Elemental Mapping IssuesChanging the basemaps     1st Year Postgraduate Presentation - Benjamin D Hennig: Geovisualisati...
16Data Handling    Things should be made as simple as    possible, but no simpler                                         ...
17Simplify your Networks                                                                                                 S...
17Simplify your Networks                                                                                                 S...
18       Graph TheorySource: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Bridges_of_Königsberg        26/05/2009          1st Year ...
19From Theory to the Map         Source:         http://cartographia.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/english-coal-exports.jpg2...
20Visualising Flows              Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/uk/05/born_abroad/countries/html/overview.s...
20Visualising Flows              Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/uk/05/born_abroad/countries/html/overview.s...
Outlookmaking sense of flows
22Key issues•     Definition and categorisation of      social flows according to their      specific nature;•     Collect...
23Software ToolsData Handling:• Excel / Access (Calc / Base)GIS:• ArcGIS & Scripts + AddOns• Scape ToadProgramming & Visua...
24The end of the world as we see it  26/05/2009   1st Year Postgraduate Presentation - Benjamin D Hennig: Geovisualisation...
Questions?Thanks for your attention.
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Geovisualisation of flows: New approaches to map an interdependent world

  1. 1. Geovisualisation of flows:New approaches to mapan interdependent world Benjamin David Hennig Department of Geography, The University of Sheffield
  2. 2. 2Contents• Introduction• Review• Objectives • Elemental Mapping Issues • Data Handling • Visualising Flows• Outlook26/05/2009 1st Year Postgraduate Presentation - Benjamin D Hennig: Geovisualisation of Flows
  3. 3. Introductionworldmapping beyond mere description
  4. 4. 4New Ways of Mapping www.worldmapper.org26/05/2009 1st Year Postgraduate Presentation - Benjamin D Hennig: Geovisualisation of Flows Introduction
  5. 5. Reviewmaps in motion
  6. 6. 6Passenger Transportation in Ireland(1830s) Source: http://euclid.psych.yorku.ca/SCS/Gallery/images/ harness-flow.gif26/05/2009 1 Year Postgraduate Presentation - Benjamin D Hennig: Geovisualisation of Flows st Review
  7. 7. 7 Napoleon‘s March on MoscowSource: Tufte, 2001, p40 26/05/2009 1st Year Postgraduate Presentation - Benjamin D Hennig: Geovisualisation of Flows Review
  8. 8. 8 British Coal Exports (1860s)Source:http://cartographia.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/english-coal-exports.jpg 26/05/2009 1st Year Postgraduate Presentation - Benjamin D Hennig: Geovisualisation of Flows Review
  9. 9. 9Early Flow Maps26/05/2009 1st Year Postgraduate Presentation - Benjamin D Hennig: Geovisualisation of Flows Review
  10. 10. 10Contemporary Flow Maps? Source: United Nations, 2007, p57 Source: modified from Gresh et al., 2006, p7826/05/2009 1st Year Postgraduate Presentation - Benjamin D Hennig: Geovisualisation of Flows Review
  11. 11. 11Digital Turn26/05/2009 1st Year Postgraduate Presentation - Benjamin D Hennig: Geovisualisation of Flows Review
  12. 12. Objectivesexploring geovisualisation
  13. 13. 13Elemental Mapping IssuesChanging the basemaps 1st Year Postgraduate Presentation - Benjamin D Hennig: Geovisualisation of Flows Objectives Source: http://www.worldmapper.org/images/largepng/2.png
  14. 14. 16Data Handling Things should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler — Albert Einstein ...but why is Simple so Difficult?Network Analysis (Watts, 1998):• Social Networks• Information Networks• Technological Networks• Biological networks26/05/2009 1st Year Postgraduate Presentation - Benjamin D Hennig: Geovisualisation of Flows Objectives
  15. 15. 17Simplify your Networks Source: Newman, 200326/05/2009 1st Year Postgraduate Presentation - Benjamin D Hennig: Geovisualisation of Flows Objectives
  16. 16. 17Simplify your Networks Source: Newman, 200326/05/2009 1st Year Postgraduate Presentation - Benjamin D Hennig: Geovisualisation of Flows Objectives
  17. 17. 18 Graph TheorySource: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Bridges_of_Königsberg 26/05/2009 1st Year Postgraduate Presentation - Benjamin D Hennig: Geovisualisation of Flows Objectives
  18. 18. 19From Theory to the Map Source: http://cartographia.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/english-coal-exports.jpg26/05/2009 1st Year Postgraduate Presentation - Benjamin D Hennig: Geovisualisation of Flows Objectives
  19. 19. 20Visualising Flows Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/uk/05/born_abroad/countries/html/overview.stm26/05/2009 1st Year Postgraduate Presentation - Benjamin D Hennig: Geovisualisation of Flows Objectives
  20. 20. 20Visualising Flows Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/uk/05/born_abroad/countries/html/overview.stm26/05/2009 1st Year Postgraduate Presentation - Benjamin D Hennig: Geovisualisation of Flows Objectives
  21. 21. Outlookmaking sense of flows
  22. 22. 22Key issues• Definition and categorisation of social flows according to their specific nature;• Collection and procession of data on these categories;• Development of visualisation methods which reduce the complexity of flows to a significant visual representation.26/05/2009 1st Year Postgraduate Presentation - Benjamin D Hennig: Geovisualisation of Flows Outlook
  23. 23. 23Software ToolsData Handling:• Excel / Access (Calc / Base)GIS:• ArcGIS & Scripts + AddOns• Scape ToadProgramming & Visualisation Environments:• Prefuse• Processing• Adobe Flash26/05/2009 1st Year Postgraduate Presentation - Benjamin D Hennig: Geovisualisation of Flows Objectives
  24. 24. 24The end of the world as we see it 26/05/2009 1st Year Postgraduate Presentation - Benjamin D Hennig: Geovisualisation of Flows Objectives
  25. 25. Questions?Thanks for your attention.

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