IDV Solutions Releases Single View Platform Example App

December 02, 2009 -- IDV Solutions today announced the release of an example Single View Platform application built on Visual Fusion and Microsoft technologies. Collision Watch visualizes all US traffic collisions that resulted in a fatality. Visual Fusion is visual mashup software for the enterprise, and combines with Microsoft’s SharePoint, Bing Maps, Silverlight, and SQL Server to create a platform for building business-focused, interactive, visual mashups of enterprise and cloud-based data.

This demonstration is one of many that IDV Solutions has produced to show the power and utility of both Visual Fusion and Microsoft’s Single View Platform, a solutions platform for government agencies. Single View Platform provides a single, geographic view of complex information and data sets across multiple roles, locations, and user interfaces. This technology can improve agency communication, collaboration, and decision-making to increase the success of essential initiatives.

Collision Watch is a demonstration application that visualizes data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It denotes automobile collisions in the year 2007 (US) involving one or more fatalities, and what conditions were involved. The data set contains over 36,000 incidents. Users have several interactive capabilities at their fingertips:

  • Pan and zoom both map and timeline
  • Filter on factors such as alcohol, drowsiness,and speeding
  • Filter on time attributes such as month, day, and time of day
  • Filter on characteristics such as number of vehicles involved, number of fatalities, and posted speed limit
  • Bring in additional data sources, such as Web feeds or Search results from Bing, Wikipedia, and Flickr

The data is visualized in two ways: as discrete points and as a heat map weighted for the number of fatalities per incident. As users push and pull the filters to construct the precise views that interest them, the points and heat map change on the fly to reflect the slice of data being visualized.

“We are proud to be a key Single View Platform partner for Microsoft,” explained Scott Parker, VP of Sales for IDV Solutions. “It fits perfectly with Visual Fusion’s unique capability to visualize disparate data sets in compelling and insight producing ways. Showing what we’ve done for customers and what’s possible with our latest product release is incredibly beneficial to organizations seeking solutions to their most pressing challenges.”

Collision Watch is the fourth demonstration application released by IDV Solutions since the launch of Visual Fusion 4.5 on November 10. Retail Analyzer, Hurricane Watch, and Piracy Watch are the others; they demonstrate scenarios like situational awareness, security management, and retail analysis. Organizations around the world use Visual Fusion to unite disparate internal and external data sources into business-focused mashups, executive dashboards, location intelligence applications, interactive maps, and common operational pictures.

About IDV Solutions
IDV Solutions is an enterprise software company committed to helping Global 2000 and government organizations make their information more accessible, understandable, and contextual. Their suite of products, Visual Fusion, forms an enterprise mashup platform for creating interactive, visual applications utilizing the power of SharePoint. This software empowers everyone in an organization to create interactive, geospatial mashups from unlimited sources of data. It provides a streamlined platform for building Enterprise 2.0 apps that drive agility, collaboration, and insight.

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