Research Center for Digital Sustainability

Implementation of interactive data visualizations

Our programming skills in the field of data visualisation with D3.js and other visualisation tools are also available to organisations from the public and private sector. Below you find some examples and references from our activities in field of data visualization.

Labor Market 45+

As part of the "Labour Market 45+" project, the Berne University of Applied Sciences calculated the effects of age-graded pension fund contributions on wages and unemployment. It did this on the basis of the 2005 BVG revision and the reduction in contributions for women contained therein. The Research Center for Digital Sustainability has created an interactive visualization for this purpose:

Politmonitor Basel-Stadt

The Politmonitor is based on data from the presidential department of Basel-Stadt and was developed by the Research Center for Digital Sustainability as part of the OGD pilot project of the State Chancellery of Basel-Stadt. The app shows petitions, postulattes and motions transferred by the legislative to the executive of the Canton of Basel-Stadt by majority vote as well as cantonal popular initiatives.

Speed measurement of the canton of Basel-Stadt

Screenshot Visualisierung

The visualization of the speed measurement is based on data from the Basel-Stadt cantonal police, which were collected for statistical purposes. The data were visualized in the context of an Open Government Data pilot project by the Research Center for Digital Sustainability of the University of Bern. The data are continuously updated by the Basel-Stadt cantonal police.

Labor Market 45+

Screenshot Visualisierung

As part of the "Labour Market 45+" project, the Berne University of Applied Sciences calculated the effects of age-graded pension fund contributions on wages and unemployment. It did this on the basis of the 2005 BVG revision and the reduction in contributions for women contained therein. The Research Center for Digital Sustainability has created an interactive visualization for this purpose:

Barometer Good Work

Screenshot Visualisierung

Since 2015, the BFH Social Security Center and Travail.Suisse has been using the "Good Work Barometer" to measure the quality of working conditions in Switzerland. The Research Center for Digital Sustainability has visualized the results for the third time. In 2018 time series will be presented for the first time:

Platform Foundation Statistics

Screenshot Visualisierung

With www.stiftungsstatistik.ch, the Center for Philanthropy Studies (CEPS) of the University of Basel provides a new platform for foundations. The platform provides flexible and direct access to information on foundations in Switzerland. The platform was developed by the Research Center for Digital Sustainability.

Open Data Showroom

Open Data Visualisierungen

The Open Data Show Room was developed by the Research Center for Digital Sustainability and contains the interactive data visualizations that students developed during the Open Data Lecture. This lecture of the University of Bern takes place in the spring semester and has produced a variety of great Open Data visualizations since 2014.

Open Source Study 2018

Titelblatt Open Data Studie

On behalf of swissICT and CH Open, the Research Center for Digital Sustainability has been responsible for the Open Source Study Switzerland since 2015. In addition to the online survey on areas of application, reasons and obstacles when using open source software, the study contains 26 contributions from open source practitioners. Besides the publication as a brochure and as a PDF file, the Research Center for Digital Sustainability has also created a website with interactive visualizations:

Non-subscription rate in cities and municipalities

Screenshot Visualisierung

For the Social Security Center of the Berne University of Applied Sciences, the Research Center for Digital Sustainability has visualized the non-payment rate for social assistance in towns and municipalities on the left/right scale according to their political situation:

"Schritt auf Tritt"

Screenshot Schritt auf Tritt

The "Schritt auf Tritt" health promotion programme of the cantonal administration in Berne is designed to bring more movement into the working day of cantonal staff - without investing too much time and sweat. The Research Center for Digital Sustainability is responsible for the technical implementation:

Linked Data Show Case: Energy saving potential for train heating systems

Screenshot Visualisierung Messdaten

On behalf of the Swiss Federal Archives, the Research Center for Digital Sustainability has visualized several LINDAS (Linked Data Service) Show Cases. Data from MeteoSwiss and SBB were "linked" for a show case. This enabled the user to see how much energy could be saved by heating the SBB scales if the MeteoSwiss weather data were used.

Linked Data Show Case: Spread of animal diseases

Screenshot Visualisierung

On behalf of the Swiss Federal Archives, the Research Center for Digital Sustainability has visualized several LINDAS (Linked Data Service) Show Cases. The animal traffic data of the Federal Office for Food Safety and Veterinary Affairs (BLV) regarding the spread of animal diseases were visualized for a show case.

Visualization of the finances of the Canton of Berne

Screenshot Visualisierung

On behalf of the Finance Directorate of the Canton of Berne, the Research Center for Digital Sustainability has visualized the finances of the Canton of Berne:

Visualization Pollutant Register

Screenshot Visualisierung

On behalf of the Federal Office for the Environment, the Research Center for Digital Sustainability has developed an interactive visualization of the publicly accessible Swiss Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (SwissPRTR). SwissPRTR provides information on the release of pollutants into air, water and soil as well as transfers of waste and pollutants in wastewater.

Data Visualization Group

Screenshot Visualisierungen mit D3.js

During the webmap workshop the idea came up to found a Bernese D3.js user group. The aim is to meet regularly, to promote exchange, to impart knowledge about D3.js to each other and to expand the network. Informal conversations are held and short presentations are given: