Visualising Melbourne pedestrian count

Humphrey O. Obie, Caslon Chua, Iman Avazpour, Mohamed Abdelrazek, John Grundy

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We present a visualisation of Melbourne pedestrian count data and a visual metaphor for representing hour-level temporal dimension in this context. The pedestrian count data is captured from sensors located around the city. A visualisation web application is implemented that incorporates a thematic map of these sensor locations with a 24-hour clocklike polygon that shows pedestrian counts at every hour, and alongside a display of daily temperature. Our visualisation allows users to analyse how the city is used by pedestrians. Moreover, the design of our visualisation was driven by the type of analysis tasks carried out by city planners. The visualisation would help city planners better understand the dynamics of pedestrian activity within the city and aid them in urban management and design policy recommendation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2017 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC) - VL/HCC 2017
EditorsAustin Z. Henley, Peter Rogers, Anita Sarma
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781538604434
ISBN (Print)9781538604441
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing 2017 - Raleigh, United States of America
Duration: 11 Oct 201714 Oct 2017 (Proceedings)


ConferenceIEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing 2017
Abbreviated titleVL/HCC 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
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