Originally developed for an advanced research project, GeoTime is a powerful tool for visualizing and analyzing events across geography and time. Uncharted cultivated GeoTime in a nascent market into a suite of enterprise-class commercial products now used at major agencies in the U.S. and around the globe. GeoTime was acquired by PenLink in 2022 and is continuing its innovative journey to reach and serve an even greater audience.
Visualizing Dynamic Network Flows with TorFlow
Uncharted built TorFlow to portray the bidirectional movement of data through Tor relay nodes. Here, thousands of animated particles mimic live packet flow in the anonymous communication network. Historical data reveals both typical usage and changes over time due to significant events like the Arab Spring. To date, TorFlow has more than a million page views and has garnered praise from Wired and Business Insider.
We have since employed these techniques for numerous commercial monitoring applications, including supply chains and network operations. Such live visualizations make it easy to discover and plan for bandwidth constraints, unexpected movements and interruptions by outages or natural disasters.
International Crisis Management with Scalable Analytic Layered Tiles
Interactive tile-based visual analytics that fuse diverse media sources and commercially available satellite imagery can aid investigation of events in many domains such as natural disasters, infrastructure changes or yields of global commodities.
In this proof-of-concept application, Uncharted combined numerous data sources and predictive analytics to improve discovery and corroboration of cease-fire violations in the Yemeni Civil War. Social media analytics flag possible indicators of military conflict. Adaptive macro-to-micro visualization, per-region topic summarization and interactive navigation point to both developing crises corroborated by underlying reports of violence. Frequently refreshed satellite imagery reveals evidence such as building destruction to support eyewitness accounts.
Maritime Security, Anomaly Detection and Predictive Movement
The maritime domain is awash with data vital to national security. Geotemporal ship movement visualization unlocks patterns of life that aid characterization of unusual events. Combined with predictive analytics, our tile-based visual analytics approach enhances human cognition to find anomalies. Overlooked behavior such as an unlikely meeting of fishing boats outside commercial zones could signal covert trafficking operations. For bulk carriers and tankers, a deviation in course from heavily traveled routes can signal a change in destination, which may be a leading indicator of inventory constraints or price movement in global commodities.
Explaining Complex Systems and Predictions
Autogenerated, interactive, story-driven visualization speaks to a wider audience and promotes deeper understanding of patterns and anomalies in data. Narrative sequences communicate observations, enabling a community to understand, to see for themselves, and to contribute. In this application story threads emerge as the user interactively drills-down to explore deeper underlying factors and scenarios. Unlike paper reports, live graphic presentations are up-to-date with the latest data and commentary.
Automated Data Driven Storytelling
This autonomous multi-touch wall consumes news, internal research, market data and databases, and automatically generates story sequences with annotated, animated data visualizations, 24x7. In a data-driven economy, live streams are integral to every company’s brand identity, and competition for audience engagement grows daily. Here, captivating narratives portrayed on a rich, life-size canvas create a connection with passing viewers. Touching the screen with one hand or two—alone or with others—initiates a personal interaction with content of interest to explore further details.
Tactical Intelligence for Pro Baseball
In this engagement Uncharted worked with a startup to visualize 5 TB of pitch-level data and video in professional baseball. We designed and developed a suite of purpose-specific visualization systems that allow players, coaches and managers to analyze both detailed pitch-by-pitch outcomes and video footage. Seamless workflow between these representations enables users to discover minute mechanical adjustments that vastly improve player performance. At product launch, the press reported that “experts were seen gawking” and singled out the visualizations as “drool-worthy.” The product achieved 271% market penetration over forecast in the first year, with pro team adoption correlating strongly with deep playoff runs.
Instant Market Insights for a Major Financial Data Vendor
As part of a comprehensive platform advancement for a leading client, Uncharted created an iconic map of the financial markets that provides high-level, intermediate and detailed summaries of activity. A highly effective technique to organize and aggregate information helps traders and portfolio managers understand overall activity and swiftly act on individual stocks, commodities and portfolios in just a few taps. This intuitive workflow, suited for both desktop and mobile, earned significant praise in the client’s first mobile app. Reviewers in particular liked the ability to seamlessly move back and forth between market overviews and individual stocks or news stories.
This is a new level of market overview. I am quickly informed on exactly what I need. The system is instantly usable. - Equities Trader
Navigating Conflict with MobileTerrain
MobileTerrain™ is a next generation C2ISR solution for mission-critical data collaboration in real time. Cross-platform (Windows/Android/Linux) and designed for desktop, vehicle, tablet and dismounted handheld operation, MobileTerrain provides one solution for all tactical information where low bandwidth and disconnected operability are needed across the battlespace.
“Geo-chat,” C2 messaging, planning tools, vehicle integration, camera feeds and more are built-in and easy to use with little training required. MobileTerrain’s extensible, componentized SDK enables rapid development and integration of new capabilities.
Mission Critical Awareness, Planning and Execution
Real-time visualization provides commanders with the necessary tools for rapid assessment and comprehension of highly complex situations. Staying inside the opposition’s awareness / planning / decision cycle is essential when the ultimate goal is concurrent planning and execution. Interactive visual collaboration enables participants to work together remotely with shared understanding to plan next steps more rapidly and successfully. Uncharted develops and supports C2 collaboration solutions that are deployed and used around the world every day.
Airspace Management - Extreme Real-Time Performance
Uncharted provides interactive 2D and 3D visualization of complex airspace control measures, planned and actual mission routing, objectives and alert analytics that meets real-world performance and throughput requirements. Independent evaluations prove that Uncharted outperforms other legacy and incumbent solutions in terms of display, usability and cognitive performance.