The Map as a Model: What Big Data Designers are Learning from GIS
Track: Big Data
Authors: Chris Goranson
From 2012-2013 we began a project as part of DARPA's XDATA program to document data visualization strategies and best practices for big data. One clear model emerged as data visualizations developed and adapted to increasingly large amounts of data. GIS-like interactions turned out to be well-suited for interacting with big data visualizations. I explore some of the more novel visualizations that were deployed through the program that leverage geographic characteristics in this way.