Automated network mapping

August 27, 2008 at 3:01 pm Leave a comment

An interesting development in network mapping is the ability to do it automatic and “live”. I’ve been involved in doing network mapping of conferences the old-fashion way – manually (as I’ve written about before). This article in the Technology Review explains how automated network mapping was done at a conference. Simply put, conference participants were given a badge (as pictured above) that tracked their proximity to other badges and sent this data to a central computer which then analysed the data and produced a real time visualisation of the event’s social network (pictured above). Interesting…

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Entry filed under: Network analysis & mapping.

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