Orange Lab Beijing and VIZMIND co-developed this work of Beijing SMS EVE, about Beijing’s SMS usage in Chinese New Year’s Eve 2012. After pre-processing the dataset of 18 hours’ SMS volume, we use 3D interactive map and vivid fireworks to depict the real-time SMS volume of over 10000 base stations in Beijing, with a thermodynamic diagram to describe the population distribution and mobilities, as well as some basic chart for the trend of each district. This visualization project constructs a bridge between the urban SMS space and the geographical space and hopes to go beyond Mobile Telecommunication operating data, and touch the population distribution and mobility. This work also explores future potentials of telecom operation data through data mining.
The SMS usage data is provided by our partner China Mobile. Produced by Process(processing.org)

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