VIS Best Poster Award - hat-trick for giCentre

The giCentre strikes again this year, after winning the VAST Best Poster in 2016, and the InfoVis Best Poster in 2017. We are delighted to announce that our poster Conveying uncertainty in archived war diaries with GeoBlobs has been awarded the IEEE InfoVis Best Poster 2018.
In collaboration with The National Archives we explored options to visualize uncertainty in troop movement data derived from handwritten first word war UK military diaries.

Come and see us in Berlin during the poster session on Wednesday evening. Meanwhile have a look at the poster abstract and a draft of the design. An interactive prototype will be on display during the opening event of the VIS Arts Program on Tuesday evening.


We, Eirini Goudarouli, Steven Hirschorn (both with The National Archives), Johannes Liem, Jo Wood (both with the giCentre) and Charles Perin (with the giCentre and the University of Victoria) would like to thank the reviewers and InfoVis poster chairs.

Virtual Water OD Map

giCentre alumnus, contributor, friend and Tableau guru Rob Radburn has been using OD Maps to make sense of spatial flows.

You can see the revealing maps on Rob's Tableau Public page: Virtual Water - The unseen flow of water across America through agriculture

OD Maps are a great way to make sense of spatial flows and the way in which such flows vary spatially through maps showing information at two scales concurrently. Have a look at our featured paper that explains them: Visualisation of origins, destinations and flows with OD maps