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Iaac

Institute of

advanced architecture of Catalunia

s4_1 design assosiativity professor: Luis Fraguada Data Visualisation of marine traffic

student: Anastasia PIstofidou


live ships map

In www.marine traffic.com one can see the exact position of the ships going to his selected area. I chose a part of the greek islands, cyclades in order to have both data about the area in km2, population, bordeline, neighboring islands, departures and arrivals of ships. The fact that real time data chance the position of the ships is shownas a simulation in grasshopper, but ideally the definition would be storing and updating the data. The output is a dynamic chart, as the beginning of my interests in redifying the idea of borders and connecting the land which up to now seems unconnected.


collecting data

the following data were used. borderline km ---- for coloring the islands departures ---- for the extrusion height of the islands number of neighbors---- to scale the bordeline and see the new borders in the next step i would like firstly to have data being updated real time. secondly i would like to have a new geometry introduced to the graph instead of circles. the size of the geometry should be according to values and the the area of influence of every ship should be according to population.


remapping the values list item data path

branch

flatten tree

bounds(min-max) generic data


extrude and cap according to departing ships values select all curves and put them into one list

make circles to every point of the grid

color extruded islands according to arriving ships

mesh and color mesh grafted

create hexagonal grid curve point

make a circle according to population values to serve as an area of attraction

extrude and cap



grasshopper definition