Real-time Characterization of Variable-rate Streaming Data

Period of Performance: 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2014


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Map Large, Inc.
PO BOX 8482
Atlanta, GA 31106
Principal Investigator


The emergence of low cost GPS enabled sensors and mobile devices has dramatically increased the volume of streaming spatial data available. We propose to build streaming tools capable of doing the following in real time: (1) automatically extracting spatial coordinates from streams of (a) structured values like latitude and longitude coordinates, and (b) extracting and geocoding location indicators from free text fields like place names, street addresses, IP addresses and other spatial indicators (2) the calculation of (a) nonspatial and spatial aggregate statistics using (b) spatial clustering methods tunable algorithms, point-in-polygon aggregation using either operator supplied polygons or dynamically computer polygons contours, (3) interactive visuals in the form of (a) maps, charts and tables, (b) that are zoomable, dynamically queryable so that analysts cannot just visualize but also iteratively ask questions and explore their data, and (c) provide a simple user interface for composing visual components into dashboards without programming and (d) a JavaScript API that allows moderately experienced web developers to extend the library of predefined visuals with their own components without requiring specialized big data or cloud computing skills.