Cutting through complexity

Large or complex data sets can be difficult to understand. For example there are more than 6,500 satellites orbiting the planet. Trying to understand the impact on the movement of any single satellite within this complex system is challenging. By plotting this data in a visual, easy to manipulate and interpret 3D hologram it can help users collaborate and understand what the data means.

Enabling collaboration

Different people communicate and think in subtly different ways. Our goal is to enable collaboration between users by giving them the right tools within a collaborative environment. This enables them to engage with problems and data digestion in a more natural way. The example of a representation of satellite orbits created by CGI was made to demonstrate how a set like the satellite orbital data can be represented in a novel manner. From holographic visuals to gesture controlled inputs, the objective is to get people more naturally involved in the discussions so that they can bring their particular expertise and insights to bear.

Future developments:

With an existing platform to build upon, we can adjust the application or re-purpose the approach to meet your specific challenge. For example using the orbital visualisation use case, this could be adapted to include:

  • Historic vs Current satellite position comparison
  • Temporal analysis
  • Flight and marine data linked to satellite usage and capacity feedback.

Above, are just a few of the possible directions to take this visualisation. In particular, being able to compare existing datasets will allow a visualisation engine to become a powerful trend analysis tool.

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