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Provenance: VAST Challenge 2017
Title: Mini-Challenge 3


Mistford is a mid-size city is located to the southwest of a large nature preserve. The city has a small industrial area with four light-manufacturing endeavors. Mitch Vogel is a post-doc student studying ornithology at Mistford College and has been discovering signs that the number of nesting pairs of the Rose-Crested Blue Pipit, a popular local bird due to its attractive plumage and pleasant songs, is decreasing! The decrease is sufficiently significant that the Pangera Ornithology Conservation Society is sponsoring Mitch to undertake additional studies to identify the possible reasons. Mitch is gaining access to several datasets that may help him in his work, and he has asked you (and your colleagues) as experts in visual analytics to help him analyze these datasets.

As Mitch works independently, he realizes that he cannot continually visit all areas of the preserve to inspect for environmental impacts as well as he would like to. He realizes that his analysis would be incomplete without thorough surveillance and knowledge of the preserve health over time. Fortunately, Mitch has acquired data from some commercial multi-spectral imagers that have been routinely covering the nature preserve every few weeks. Mitch believes that a visual analytics approach can help him achieve an understanding of the preserve health and alert him to possible conditions that may be impacting his birds.

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Kris Cook, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Georges Grinstein, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Mark Whiting, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Kristen Liggett, Air Force Research Laboratory
Diane Staheli, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Jordan Crouser, Smith College
John Fallon, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Total uses: 8
Used by:
Peking University
Award: Multi-Challenge Award for Combining Automated and Visual Analytics
Purdue University
Singapore Management University
Award: Multi-Challenge Award for Clear Presentation of Hypotheses and Supporting Evidence
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Award: Multi-Challenge Award for Compelling Synthesis of Information
University Of Illinois at Chicago
Award: Honorable Mention - Good Interactive Image Explorer for Temporal Analysis
University of Konstanz
University of South Florida
Award: Honorable Mention - Good Facilitation of Single Image Analysis
VRVis Research Center

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