Title

The Beneficial Role of the VAST Challenges in the Evolution of GeoTime and nSpace2

Abstract

Oculus participated in the first VAST Challenge in 2006 and in every subsequent year except one. Although we have won 5 awards in the last 7 years, they are not the main reason we spend much time and effort preparing our submission each year. The VAST Challenge has proven to be a valuable exercise in evaluating and refining our tools and our thinking. No organization that has the desire to create the best possible analytic tools should pass by the unique opportunity to work on a realistic set of tasks, against nontoy datasets containing ground truth, and to be evaluated by both senior analysts and experts within the visual analytics community. Oculus staff and products have benefited from the experience as have the whole visual analytics community researchers and practitioners.

Department(s)

Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Visual Analytics; Human Information Interaction; Sense Making; Geospatial Information Systems; Evaluation; Contest

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1473-8716; 1473-8724

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2012 The Authors, All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 Jan 2015

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