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July 3, 2020

On 2 July members of the PoliVisu consortium (AIV, ISP) joined data scientists from the local police force in Belgium for a workshop aimed at improving traffic safety. Together they identified the main challenges related to speeding and then defined the requirements for a set of visualisations that can help address the safety problem. The event organisers integrated elements of design thinking to elicit ideas from participants. Specifically, the latter used post-its, maps, graphs and other visual aids to create mocks-u...

June 29, 2020

We are pleased to announce that the team which built a solution around Traffic Modeler, one of our visualisation tools, was awarded first place at the prestigious Dubrovnik INSPIRE Hackathon 2020

The demo created by the team focused on Františkovy Lázně, a small Czech town of about five thousand inhabitants. The results show that interactive traffic modelling can improve traffic planning in any city no matter its size. 

The demo was built in three steps. First, the team had to gather sufficient data on traffic network...

June 29, 2020

Modern data analysis often requires special techniques for handling complex data structures. Interactive graphs can provide insights into multivariate datasets by communicating the key aspects in a more intuitive way than can isolated bar charts or static maps.

To emphasize the benefits of dynamic visualisations, PoliVisu organised a special webinar as part of its comprehensive training program designed to make transport policy making more agile and experimental. During the live event, we presented the WebGLayer tool an...

May 20, 2020

PoliVisu's ambitious training programme designed to make policy process more agile through advanced  analytics and visualisations was launched 19 May 2020 with a webinar on data challenges. More than 40 individuals ranging from students to CEOs joined the live stream to learn about the experience of three PoliVisu pilot cities in addressing these challenges.

After a brief introduction by the moderator, representatives of local and regional administrations presented their use cases to the audience.

The Ghen...

May 11, 2020

We're excited that a WebGLayer-based map developed by InnoConnect is now available through the BDVA's Innovation Marketplace

The marketplace covers many topics, from shopping to climate and transport. Recent focus on COVID-19 follows the recommendation of the European Commission to collect practical, data driven solutions for governments as they try to do everything in their power to contain the pandemic.

The Analytical Map of COVID-19 Spread in the Czech Republic, as the solution is officially known, draws on the adva...

April 29, 2020

COVID-19 has unleashed a global tsunami of charts, graphs, maps as well as predictive data models which visualise a wealth of data.  The American novelist Mark Twain, who was fascinated with science and scientific inquiry, coined the phrase “lies, damned lies and statistics”. If he were alive today, he might have added poor data visualisations. In this blog we are ask what are some of the pitfalls of representing data visually and how they can be overcome?

Lets start with the visualisations most people have come across...

April 29, 2020

PoliVisu provided the drive to bring together an interesting and fruitful new public-private collaboration around mobility data between PoliVisu partner, the city Issy-les-Moulineaux and the startup MyAnatol.

Previously working together to confirm how the MyAnatol application can help the City to improve its traffic situation, they have shifted to analysing how the time people lose in cars  since September 2019. Changes have been recorded related to many external situations, such as strikes, schools holidays and of cour...

March 11, 2020

Last month, Pilsen's Deputy for Transport and Environment, Michal Vozobule, talked to DNES, the second largest newspaper in the Czech Republic, about the project and how it's helping local policy makers to improve traffic in the city. Below is a translated version of the interview which appeared in print on 24 February 2020.

The PoliVisu project aims to gather relevant data and create analytical tools to support important policy decisions. Pilsen, along with Ghent in Belgium and Issy-les-Moulineax in France, is the thir...

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