File(s) under permanent embargo
Visualising Melbourne pedestrian count
conference contributionposted on 2017-01-01, 00:00 authored by H O Obie, C Chua, Iman Avazpour, Mohamed AbdelrazekMohamed Abdelrazek, John Grundy
We present a visualisation of Melbourne pedestrian count data and a visual metaphor for representing hour-level temporal dimension in this context. The pedestrian count data is captured from sensors located around the city. A visualisation web application is implemented that incorporates a thematic map of these sensor locations with a 24-hour clocklike polygon that shows pedestrian counts at every hour, and alongside a display of daily temperature. Our visualisation allows users to analyse how the city is used by pedestrians. Moreover, the design of our visualisation was driven by the type of analysis tasks carried out by city planners. The visualisation would help city planners better understand the dynamics of pedestrian activity within the city and aid them in urban management and design policy recommendation.