This project was done for the Shadowserver Foundation. They are a volunteer, Not for Profit organization who deal with the capture, analysis and dissemination of data and intelligence relating to nefarious activity on the internet. Shadowserver provided us with one day worth of data for us to apply some known techniques, and experiment with some new... Continue Reading →
3D interactive datasets. This is very effective and engaging mapping style for metrics such as sales volumes, branch/ATM/transaction activity levels per postcode, and the location/amount of stock. The maps shown here are interactive, the viewer can zoom in to examine particular suburbs, or zoom out to get an appreciation of the bigger picture. The maps... Continue Reading →
https://vimeo.com/8510106 Understanding how a geographic dataset changes over time can be quite insightful. A time series heatmap can provide intelligence on the effects of campaigns, world events, and local conditions.
This is a very simple heatmap and is used to analyze "busy times". Quite simply, the brighter the dot, the more activity. Any metric that can be quantified against time may be mapped, examples include: Sales volumes Trading volumes Foot traffic through store departments Call Center activity Road traffic Heart-rate, blood pressure, health data
Heatmaps are one of the most intuitive mapping styles. This form of heatmap often poses further, more valuable questions that can then be explored. For example "Why are so many people in the western suburbs of Sydney buying/using my product? What else do I need to do to take advantage of this trend?" Similarly one... Continue Reading →
A learning project, created simply to explore some of the import, exports and control structures of the "Processing" coding language. Here is the task: Draw a keyboard from co-ordinates data in a CSV file Take input to be typed from a text file Highlight and smudge the key in an animated way by overlaying a... Continue Reading →
Relationships. Amongst a mass of unstructured data, hidden patterns can emerge. These 'link graphs' show some compelling relationships between attacker and victim in the realm of Internet security. Adding color to these graphs further adds to the value of the diagram by showing active nodes in the center (in red) and quieter attackers on the... Continue Reading →
As part of the 'Government 2.0 workforce' Mashup Australia initiative, I worked on several applications. For one project I used a data set from the South Australian Department For Environment and Heritage containing over 6,700 frog sighting notes dating back to 1947 and having 20 species identified. I prepared some heatmaps of this data, and hope that... Continue Reading →