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Provenance: VAST Challenge 2007
Title: 2007 Contest


It is Fall of 2004 and one of your analyst colleagues has been called away from her current tasks to an emergency. The boss has given you the assignment of picking up her investigation and completing her task. She has been asked to pursue a line of investigation into some unexpected activities concerning wildlife law enforcement, endangered species issues, and ecoterrorism. This isn't exactly your specialty area, but your boss believes you are one of the few people who could get to the bottom of whatever is going on. In fact, you would have been given this investigation if you hadn't been busy on another assignment when your colleague had started. Your colleague hasn't gotten very far, but she has assembled all the data relevant to this case. It is a mixed assortment of information: text, images, numbers. The agency you work for is very accommodating -- you may use any analytical tool you need to help your investigations.

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Georges Grinstein, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Catherine Plaisant, HCIL, University of Maryland
Jean Scholtz, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Total uses: 7
Used by:
Award: Winner University Category
NCSA, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Oculus Info Inc
Award: Winner Corporate Category
Penn State University
Sandia National Laboratories and Kitware
University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser Un
Award: Best Debriefing Award

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