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SVC (Situation Visualization and Control) application = real-time + map + dense information display + actionable

April 2, 2007

A number of the great early WPF applications are SVC (Situation Visualization and Control*) applications.

This is usually a combination of:

  • Real-time: Showing data live or near live.  Replaying a segment of time is useful as well.
  • Map: Often data has a location which is significant and can be a powerful backdrop for additional detail. Large or small scale maps often play a part.  2D views are always interesting.  Sometimes 3D provides extra value.
  • Dense information display: A great amount of information can be communicated using vector graphics, colors (perhaps with gradients or opacity), animations and text
  • Actionable: Depending on the information represented, there may be ways to control or communicate with some of the objects represented.

My guess is that SVC applications like this were possible in the past, but likely took a larger investment to build a similar application.  I’d guess that WPF enables a better solution, more quickly.  Can you make your organizations ability to handle a situation better through a SVC app?

* – I think I thought of the term "Situation Visualization" without hearing it before…but I could be wrong.  Searching on the term "Situational Visualization" found several users already…not sure if Situation Visualization is the perfect term (that others who study in this area would use)??  I added "and Control" since I don’t think SV captured it the "Actionable" part of this.

Some Examples of SVC in action

London Underground

Richard Godfrey’s overview | Discussion on Channel9

 

Zurich Airport

Tim Sneath’s: Great WPF Applications #14: Zurich Airport 

Direct links to:

 

Skandia Cowes Week Coursetter

Tim Sneath’s: Great WPF Applications #7: Skandia Cowes Week CourseSetter

 

Areva E-Terravision

Tim Sneath’s Great WPF Applications #11: Areva e-terravision

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