Maritime Analytics Prototype – Final Development Report


  1. Hall, E.
  2. Bozowsky, N.
  3. Davenport, M.
  4. Wright, W.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Valcartier Research Centre, Quebec QC (CAN);Oculus INFO Inc, Toronto Ont (CAN);Salience Analytics Inc. Vancouver, BC. (CAN)
This report documents the implementation of a Maritime Visual Analytics Prototype (MVAP), a test-bed and showcase for novel visual analytics strategies that will in the future support maritime situation awareness, anomaly detection, and detailed analysis of a Vessel of Interest (VOI). MVAP uses a Service Oriented Architecture, with reuse of services from DRDC Valcartier’s Intelligence Science and Technology Integration Platform (ISTIP). The development took place in two Phases from January to August of 2012, a third Phase from October of 2012 to June of 2013, and a Network Analysis Capabilities amendment from January to April of 2014. In Phase 1, four novel widgets or “apps” were developed. The widgets are focused, compact applications inspired by the style of an iPhone app. The “Vessel Summary Cards” deliver a unique visual representation of each ship, suitable for rapid visual browsing and data drill-down. The “Record Browser” widget allows analysts to rapidly shuffle through the Vessel Summary Cards to gain a visual impression of their assigned set of vessels without having to read all the details. The “Timeline” widget can show timelines of multiple ships, offset if necessary to reveal recurrent patterns of behavior. The “Magnets Grid” widget uses a dynamic scatterplot to sort events and objects based on their multi-dimensional properties. These widgets are supported by an “Analysis Set Manager” service that allows users to create and modify grou

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maritime visual analytics prototype;visual analytics;social network analysis
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2014-C325 — Contract Report
Date of publication
01 Apr 2014
Number of Pages
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