Live Data Project Precipitation Map

Static version of an interactive map showing precipitation on 30th June in 2015; please click image to go to the interactive version.

The Live Data project aims to support academics in creating interactive visualisations using a variety of cloud-based visualisation services that can be embedded within academic journal articles, blogs and websites. To achieve this the project has been funded from October 2015 to March 2017 by the Research IT Board to build visualisation case studies from across the University and to develop software agnostic workflows for the creation of interactive visualisations.

We’re working with a number of different tools, including, Shiny and Tableau Public. If you are a member of the University and want help creating a data visualization please contact us at

We are working with the Research Software Developers Network to create a forum for researchers who want to collaborate with each other in creating data visualisations, and will organise and contribute to a series of data visualization events with this aim.

All case studies will be featured on our project website in the near future.

The project team includes Howard Noble (sponsor), Martin Hadley (PM and technical lead), Ken Kahn (developer) and Rowan Wilson (3d visualization and Blender expert).


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