As regular readers will know we recently held a one day conference here at CASA entitled Smart Cities, Bridging the Physical and Digital. As part of the conference Steven Gray and George MacKerron built various exhibition pieces, including the London Data Table. Created in the shape of Greater London, the table had various visualisations projected onto its surface; from live aircraft positions, live traffic and bike hire usage to movies of public transport over 24 hours.
Steven, over on his Big Data Blog has written a write up on the logistics behind the build – How big do we make the table? Can we find a projector with a short enough throw to project to the table? How were we going to mount the projector etc….