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, Sarah, Aidan and Rick presented a selection of giCentre work at City Unrulyversity. This initiative brings audiences from some of London's newest and most innovative technology companies together with academics from City University London to exchange new ideas in a stimulating and informal environment.
In this paper we develop a technique for labelling commutes made through London Cycle Hire Scheme by studying the space-time profile of individual cyclists' journeys. The work has recently been published in Computers, Environment and Urban Systems.
Our paper exploring differences in men's and women's usage of the London Cycle Hire Scheme (LCHS) has been published in Transport Planning and Technology. We take all journeys made by LCHS members since the scheme's inception through to September 2012 and, linking these journey records to a customer database, use visual analysis techniques to identify space-time patterns of usage.
We attended IEEE Vis in Atlanta at which Jason was one of the Papers Chairs, and presented An Extensible Framework for Provenance in Human Terrain Visual Analytics (paper presented by Rick, Middlesex University), Creative User-Centered Visualization Design for Energy Analysts and Modelers (paper presented by Sarah), Space Transformation for Understanding Group Movement (paper presented by Natalia), Exploring Subjective Survey Classification of a Photographic Archive using Visual Analytics (poster presented by Alex) and A Visual Language to Characterise Transitions in Narrative Visualization (poster presented by Donia).
Sarah and Aidan attended NACIS in Greenville (SC, USA) at which Sarah presented Visualizing Domestic Energy Consumption of the UK and Jenny Mason presented Storm Uncertainty Representation: User Responses to Novel Visualization based on her 3 month visit to the giCentre last summer.
We attended the conference that concluded the EU MOVE-COST Action. Aidan presented the results of his research trip to work with bird ecologists and his entry to the Nokia Data Challenge. Mary Kelly represented joint work on Irish Migration maps and Andrea Kölzsch presented joint work on visualising migrating Goose data. Gennady & Natalia presented their new monograph Visual Analytics of Movement published by Springer, their IEEE VAST 2012 Best Paper Visual Analytics Methodology for Eye Movement Studies, A Visual Analytics Toolkit for Data-driven Modelling and Simulation of Constrained Traffic, Multi-perspective analysis of D4D fine resolution data. Gennady also participated in the panel outlining the main achievements and further research directions in mobility analytics.