Map-based Visualization of NNTP Newsgroups

Posted: March 24th, 2005 | 2 Comments »

Monthes after Patrick Jermann cool map-based visualization of an EPFL NNTP newsgroup, he moved forward and created a high-level schema of several types of textual data (newsgroups, blogs, library, …).

Based on this schema, it took me no time for me to reuse the code of ShoutSpace and build an interactive map-based visualitzation of the NNTP newsgroups (here the epfl.comp.mac newsgroup). The visualisation rely on the translation from an IP in the newsgroup message header towards a room identificator. From there, we use geographical data about the rooms coordinates to draw the maps.

This work is part of our projects on semantic and social visualization of textual data.

2 Comments on “Map-based Visualization of NNTP Newsgroups”

  1. 1 nicolas said at 5:18 pm on March 24th, 2005:

    this is a footprint in the development of epfl locative media!

  2. 2 satyendra nainwal said at 5:16 pm on September 27th, 2005:

    with whatever little i can see of it ! this stuff looks really great !
    great going !