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Problem Addressed

Atlas of Lighting taps into the smart city movement and helps city makers better understand the data they already have by providing visualizations. Other “atlas” systems exist that serve to process citywide data and display curated graphics and maps; however, Atlas of Lighting surpasses these technologies by providing interactive visualization techniques that let users interact with the data and display it to their preferences. This can include changing the mode of display, selecting and querying data, or simultaneously visualizing data as a chart and a map to see dynamic relationships between datasets and/or particular geographic areas. With its customizable nature, the tool helps users to investigate different datasets faster and more efficiently.  The tool also integrates several case studies in order to provide motivation and detailed guidance on research methods to a user of the tool.