The giCentre is engaged in high quality research and education into the role and design of graphical techniques for exploring and analysing data and disseminating information. We have particular expertise in geographical and temporal information.
We develop the theory, practice and technology that supports information visualisation, visual analytics and Geographical Information Science (GIS), offer innovative and high quality learning opportunities and play a leading role in the international geographical information and visualisation community.
Jason Dykes' keynote at the annual GISRUK conference in Liverpool entitled: Information visualisation: what's going on? was well-received. Iain Dillingham presented Types, Granularities and Combinations of Geographic Objects in the Haiti Crisis Map and Aidan Slingsby presented work on Historical Migration in Ireland. The conference was well-organised and a lot of good work was presented this year.
Jo and Aidan participated in the Dagstuhl seminar on Drawing Graphs and Maps with Curves. We discussed and worked on multidisciplinary solutions to open problems involving the use of curves that were proposed by participants.
Jason, Jo, Aidan, Alex, Iain and Roger participated in GeoViz Hamburg, a workshop characterised by short focussed presentations, demos and plenty of discussion time. We presented "Visualizing the Geographies of the Haiti Crisis Map," Classifying travel behaviour within a largescale, origin-destination dataset: developing a Visual Analytics approach, "An Exploratory Interface to Public Data for Citizens", "Investigating Spatial Patterns in User-Generated Photographic Datasets by Means of Interactive Visual Analytics" and "Green Spaces: Interactively Mapping the Results of a Public Consultation". Please contact us if you're interested in knowing any more about these pieces of work.