A lot has been happening in the world of Truii since the last update in August.
Truii now does Webmaps!!
We are very excited to (pre-)release our mapping functionality. We have released a large range of base functionality to whet your appetite for the opportunities to create your own animated maps with Truii. Our key mapping novelty is time! The ability to animate a map to show how things change through time can be be truly enlightening – see how global sugar consumption has grown in Figure 1 below.
Figure 1: Sugar consumption through time. Zoom and pan with your mouse and click on a country to see the underlying data (Data is from GapMinder based on data from FAO)
Model Data Visualisation
We have been working on a series of different projects with some really enlightened data champions (Healthy Waterways, BMTWBM and the Queensland Department of Science Information Technology and Innovation). These projects have focused on large volume data storage, version control, team collaboration and visualisation for terabytes of catchment and estuarine model data. Truii is now able to handle very large files (e.g. 250MB), the Truii Data Wrangler area has tools for extracting data from NETCDF files and for extracting subset constituent layers from SOURCE catchment model data. We are grateful to these project teams for giving us the focus to create the functionality which allows them to make beautiful animated visualisations of dense spatial and temporal data sets.
We are really chuffed to see Truii used to communicate complex model outputs as simple animated visualisations – allowing modellers to directly communicate the importance of their work with decision makers.
Dashboards are now live
In case you missed it – you can create all manner of data visualisations – charts, maps, analysis output and tables with Truii. You create a Dashboard and load it with charts, tables and analysis that you create. You can keep the Dashboard private (in your data library), you can publish it as a password protected website or let the world see your data visualisations with a fully live web page. You can also embed your data visualisations in any other web page (like the map above).
Revamped Truii Website
You will notice that we have reworked the Truii.com website to make finding stuff easier. We have also added a gallery to show off some of our data visualisation functionality.
We have outgrown our current digs. We are moving office to the old Rialto theatre in West End, Brisbane – feel free to drop in for a visit.
Over the next few months we will be focusing on your user experience. We hope that you will be pleasantly surprised by some slicker interfaces, speed improvements and more styling options for your Dashboards.
As always we are keen to get involved in your data projects to help focus our development priorities (e.g. publishing the Truii API, connecting to remote data sources, building spatial data wrangling tools, or more styling functionality or visualisation options). So if you have a data project that you think Truii can be applied to – don’t hesitate to get in contact.
Thanks again for all your support through 2016. We look forward to working together and may all your data be error free in 2017.
Blog posts you may have missed
We released a bunch of posts on Data Curio over the last few months – listed below in case you missed them.
How much does research cost? This one ruffled a few feathers when The Australian ran a story based on it.
Shark attack statistics for Australia
Shark cull stats show the decline in shark numbers
Santa’s route: How does Santa deliver all those presents?
How is the world feeling? Are we sparklers or fireworks?
How is the world feeling? Global emotional stocktake
Make great pie charts
Digital industry in Queensland
How big is tourism in Australia?
How big was the mining boom?
Cricket Related (it is summer in Australia after all)
What is the advantage of using a reverse stance in cricket?
T20 Cricket:Should you bat first.
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