Effective decision-making for crisis mitigation increasingly relies on visualisation of large amounts of data. While interactive dashboards are more informative than static visualisations, their development is far more time-demanding and requires a range of technical and financial capabilities. There are few open-source libraries available, which is blocking contributions from low-resource environments and impeding rapid crisis responses. To address these limitations, we present SeismographAPI, an open-source library for visualising temporal-spatial crisis data on the country- and sub-country level in two use cases: Conflict Monitoring Map and Pandemic Monitoring Map. The library provides easy-to-use data connectors, broad functionality, clear documentation and run time-efficiency.
- Pub Date:
- July 2021
- Computer Science - Human-Computer Interaction;
- Published in the KDD Workshop on Data-driven Humanitarian Mapping held with the 27th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD '21), August 14, 2021