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Visual Analytic Design for Detecting Airborne Pollution Sources

Wood, J. ORCID: 0000-0001-9270-247X (2017). Visual Analytic Design for Detecting Airborne Pollution Sources. Paper presented at the IEEE VIS, VAST Workshop, 1-6 Oct 2017, Phoenix, USA.


Using the VAST Challenge 2017 dataset as an illustration, the design choices of a visual analytic system for predicting the source of air pollution is described. Probabilistic Source Cones are visual symbols representing the probability of source location of a pollution event. Using transparency to indicate probability, multiple cones may be overlaid in order to provide a fuzzy triangulation of likely sources. This enabled the correct prediction and elimination of pollution sources at a precision far in excess of the spatial density of the sensors themselves.

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Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science > giCentre
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