The data is all real so I suppose this could also serve for a status report 🙂
Locations Talked About On Swara
This is an experiment using Google fusion tables populated with data acquired by passing the transcribed message text on Swara through the Yahoo! Placemaker Service.
Obviously there is margin for error since phrases in some languages might refer to places in English. However, with some error checking thrown in (like a whitelist of countries) the error can be seriously minimized. I was able to produce the map below, which is a fast loading (and tad simpler to build) version of the Swara/Ushahidi Mashup I did a few weeks ago.
The catch of course is that you have to be online to visualize data like this and I didn’t like having to give my data to Google, but I suppose everything has a price….
Daily Calls Received By Swara Since Feb 2010:
This is a timeline of calls received by Swara every day since Feb 2010:
Call Length Distribution (2012 only) (x Axis=Number of calls, y axis=seconds)
This is my amateurish attempt at producing a histogram of call lengths (in increments of 60 seconds). The Fusion tables don’t come with a histogram feature. It would be nice to be able to aggregate the data into bins and produce a histogram automagically 🙂
That’s all for now, will push out more as I come up with them