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NComVA purchased by QlikTech Lund
Statistikvisualisering ett av det hetaste i Sverige!
NComVA placeras på 33-listan "Sveriges mest innovative företag" som utses gemensamt av Ny Teknik och Affärsvärlden
NComVA tecknar corporate licensavtal med EUROSTAT för en halv miljon kronor
NComVA - the spin-off company of NCVA wins Rookie award
NCVA publishes an article about GAV Flash in SAGE Journal Information Visualization
Quan H, Lundblad P, Åström T, and Jern M, “A web-enabled visualization toolkit for geovisual analytics”. Journal Information Visualization. Published online before print November 9, 2011, doi: 10.1177/147387161142587
NCVA speaks at Spatial Thinking and Geografic Information Sciences in Tokyo, Japan.
We present our work on visualizing flow data through out Flow Map eXplorer project.
Try the application at: Commuting between Norway and Sweden
Look at an example Vislet: http://ncva-explorer.blogspot.com/2011/09/flow-map-vislet-example.html
Slides can be downloaded here: Slides
And full paper at: (coming)
NCVA is awarded research funding for applying Statistics eXplorer and storytelling to Education
NCVA is awarded 1,9 million kronor from Stiftelsen Marcus och Amalia Wallenbergs Minnesfond in collaboration with ISV for the educational project Visuell Storytelling, Kunskap och förståelse i Skolan. We want to introduce geovisual analytics applied in social science to statistics data – to help and engage educators to communicate progress initiatives, measuring economic, social, educational, health and environmental developments to young students.
The project name is VISE "Visual Storytelling in Education" or "Visual Storytelling - Knowledge and Undestanding in Schools"
Read more about this research project at VISE home page http://ncva.itn.liu.se/vise
NComVA - a spin-off company from NCVA
NCVA creates a Spin-off company NComVA (http://ncomva.com) and (http://ncomva.se) Norrköping Communicative Visual Analytics to more efficient support commercial users of NCVA technology and to provide longer term commitment. NComVA is located at Norrköping Science Park and belongs to the companies that are coached by LEAD incubator (http://english.leadincubator.se/).
The Worldbank is a new user of Statistics eXplorer for visualizing statistics data for the Latin America and the Caribbean
The Economist is using eXplorer Statistics' novel Storytelling technique for time animated news on their web site
NCVA introduces dynamic visualization for official statistics in digital media based on richer and more dynamic web application user interfaces and its increasing role in worldwidedissemination such as international comparisons of economies and societies and here applied by the Economist.
SKL in a joined project with NCVA
NCVA is now also collaborating with SKL in Sweden building the SKL eXplorer for dissemination of statistics for Swedish municipalities and counties (län).
Mikael Jern gives a keynote lecture at IV10.
The Information Visualization IV10 conference, sponsored by NCVA, will this year be held in London. NCVA recommends researchers interested in InfoVis, GeoVis and Geovisual Analytics and other related topics to send in papers for review and attend the conference. NCVA is responsible for the domain Geovisual Analytics.
NCVA announce novel storytelling technique
GeoAnalytics has so far focused on visual tools that analyze and explore data to discover trends and patterns. These tools should also address challenges in support of an integrated editorial and related authoring process with the goal to advance research critical to educational production and publishing. In this context, NCVA now introduces GeoAnalytics tools for Web 2 applied publication of temporal and multidimensional statistical data, facilitating a seamless integrated authoring tool (Open eXplorer) and storytelling mechanism including automatic generation of HTML code to be embedded as a dynamic visualization with associate metadata “Vislet” into blogs, wikis etc. This seamless integration of an authoring, storytelling and publishing solution is based on experience and prototypes developed by NCVA during the last decade and could advance the state of the art in statistical geovisualization publishing. Publishing official statistics through assisted content creation with emphasis on visualization and aesthetics represents another key advantage of our storytelling and could in many ways change the terms and structures for learning. Visit our NCVA Vislet Blog
Denmark Statistics joins NCVA as a new partner
Director Lars Thygesen, one of the initiator to the OECD eXplorer project that was the first successful Flash implementation of eXplorer in the fall of 2008, now returns to the NCVA board representing Statistics Denmark. Lars will become a valuable resource with his long experience in statistics and eXplorer technology. More information at:
Visit also ww1.dst.dk/dev/aldring.aspx and learn how Denmark statistics is using eXplorer Publisher
SMHI and Swedish Road Administration adopt GeoAnalytics tools from NCVA
During the winter months, the Swedish roads are dangerous for driving. Ice, rain and snow make the roads slippery and hundreds of people are killed or injured. The Swedish road administration based on measurements from 700 road stations prevents accidents by preparing the roads based on real-time weather forecasting. Today, this is done by accessing static pictures over Internet and direct contacts with meteorologists. The Road Warning Prediction application RoadVis (demo) was developed in collaboration with the SMHI and assembled from GAV Flash components (map with layer support, glyph layer, parallel coordinates, line diagram) demonstrates that advanced geovisual analytics tools are suitable for developing highly interactive and tailor-made applications applied to early warning management. The map shows stations coloured according to temperature or ice slipperiness. This application is published on the Web by the Swedish Road Administrator.
Göteborg Stad joins NCVA as a new partner
Göteborg Stad joins NCVA as a domain expert in statistics for Geovisual Analytics and will help move our strategic eXplorer development forward. NCVA also supports Goteborg Stad as associate partner in the EC project URBACT II-project LC-FACIL providing state-of-the-art statistics visualization tools for regional development. See also Goteborg eXplorer at:
NCVA is awarded 1,5 Mkr from VINNOVA for collaboration with Ericsson Research
NCVA develops advanced Visual Analytics technology in close collaboration with partner Ericsson Research in Linkoping. This research was the foundation for a proposal to VINNOVA’s program: Smarter, faster, converging solutions within IT and data/tele communication as part of "Tomorrow's Communication". NCVA targets Visual Analytics, where novel techniques is being developed and applied to smart network management prototypes for mobile communication networks (MCN). The application area is network management of MCN in 3GPP defined systems, e.g. LTE. Additionally, we target solutions for Self Organizing Networks means, managing the complexity in large networks promoted by operators. The figure below shows a snapshot where large temporal and multivariate network data is analysed by operators.
A scientific research paper was recently presented at the VAST09 IEEE conference in Atlantic City USA. "Geovisual Analytics for Self-Organizing Network Data" by Ho Van Quan, Tobias Åström and Mikael Jern
NCVA’s OECD eXplorer on the BBC News
On July 2nd BBC News showed a 3 minutes long program demonstrating OECD eXplorer in live action to explore and visualize complex regional statistical world data – a geovisual analytics technique developed by NCVA at VITA/ITN.
OECD announces Factbook eXplorer and OECD eXplorer V2.5
OECD in collaboration with NCVA are proud to launch a completely updated version of OECD eXplorer and the new Factbook eXplorer – the interactive graphical tool to analyze, compare and communicate OECD regional and world statistics. eXplorer is a leading edge tool for exploring and analysing statistics, using a very dynamic interface that combines maps with other visual presentations for selecting the groups of regions of interest to the user and include:
- Time Animation - dynamic time linked Views (Map, Parallel Coordinates, Time Graph and Scatter Plot);
- Novel functions for integrated Storytelling - Explore, Discover, Capture, Include reasoning text and Save Story;
- Load and explore your own data, write your own stories and share them with others;
- ...and more
NCVA accepted as "Associate" Partner in the Global Project on Measuring the Progress of Societies
NCVA has been accepted as an “Associate” partner of the Global Project on Measuring the Progress of Societies - with an assigned objective to supply Geovisual Analytics 100% web-compliant tools that transform statistics and information into knowledge by means of innovative communicative and collaborative visualization. Global Project or WikiProgress seeks to become the world wide statistical meeting and reference point for those who wish to measure, and assess the progress of their societies and is open to all sectors of society, building both on good practice and innovative research work. The mission is to foster the development of sets of key economic, social and environmental indicators to provide a comprehensive picture of how the well-being of a society is evolving. It also seeks to encourage the use of indicator sets to inform and promote evidence-based decision-making, within and across the public, private and citizen sectors. The project is organised by the OECD (now also a partner in the NCVA consortium) in collaboration with national (such as SCB) and international organisations (World Bank, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UNICEF, European Commission, etc).
Project Summary objectives
In 2008, NCVA developed a comprehensive and 100% web-compliant GeoAnalytics Visualization "GAV" Flash framework and toolkit. The objective for this project is to further enhance and validate generic “GAV eXplorer” demonstrators to be applied in the Global Project WikiProgress with the aim to explore, animate, communicate and collaborate statistical measures and knowledge of economic, social and environmental conditions in both countries and sub-regions. These GAV eXplorer demonstrators validated in close collaboration with WikiProgress partners will be presented at the Global Project’s third World Forum on “Charting Progress, Building Visions, Improving Life”, to be held in Busan, Korea on 27-30 October 2009.
OECD launches OECD eXplorer
OECD has launched a powerful, interactive tool for visualising and analyzing regional statistics. OECD eXplorer combines maps and other graphics via the Internet, to increase the user's understanding of regional differences and structures across and within OECD countries. To try out the regional maps and statistics using OECD eXplorer, go to:
The development of OECD eXplorer is the result of a fruitful cooperation between OECD and NCVA,at Linköping University, Sweden. In the seminar on generating knowledge from statistics, organised by Statistics Sweden and OECD in Stockholm in May, Professor Mikael Jern from NCVA presented a first version with some OECD statistics. Since then, the development team at NCVA has worked intensively on improving the tool and adapting it to all the needs expressed by OECD.
Last updated: 2013-05-13