The amount of volunteered geographic information is on the rise through geo-tagged data on social media. While this growth opens new paths for designers and developers to form new geographical visualizations and interactive geographic tools, it also engenders new design and visualization problems. We now can turn any kind of data into daily useful information to be used during our daily lives.
The main purpose of this project is to examine new ways of assisting the process of exploring, understanding and decision making about social events in the city, by designing an interactive spatio-temporal tool. Our aim is to understand how different types of urban data related to social events can form legible interactive maps. Meanwhile, we question how maps can visually bring different types of information layers together in the context of urban social events.