Synoptic – Visualizing complex meteorogical data


via Computerlove

Synoptic is based on the idea to generate an interactive information graphic out of the chronological sequence of meteorological data. With the assistance of an abstract realtime-visualization a world is created where the user is able to move freely and gets fascinated by the complex dependency of several measured data.

Daily archived meteorological data of Augsburg (Germany) is the base for the online application, which gives users the possibility to choose from given measured data in order to receive the visualization of a certain time segment. Meanwhile selected values are interpreted as a three dimensional graph, which generates a terrain the user is able to move through freely and discover the coherence and the changes of meteorological data over time.

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