Open Data

As seen in PacificVis 2019



N. Surasvadi, P. Ruchikachorn, C. Siripanpornchana, S. Thajchayapong, and A. Plangprasopchok, β€œTPMAP: a Data Analytics and Visualization Platform to Support Thailand Target Poverty Alleviation Programs,” PacificVis 2019 Posters, Bangkok, Thailand, 23-26 April 2019.

πŸ•Ή Demo: (in Thai)

πŸ“„ Preprint

This paper presents Thai People Map and Analytics Platform (TPMAP:, a data analytics and visualization platform to support target poverty alleviation programs in Thailand. TPMAP aims at enabling Thailand policy-makers to identify the poor, locate them, and understand their basic needs. We use a star as a multidimensional data glyph throughout various charts navigated through a geographical hierarchy. The online platform is being used by a few local government officials to tackle the poverty problem.


P. Ruchikachorn, R. Suveeranont, and T. Luangaroonlerd, β€œA Case Study of Open Data Visualization System for Government Transparency in Thailand,” PacificVis 2019 Posters, Bangkok, Thailand, 23-26 April 2019.

πŸ“„ Preprint

Open data is essential to government transparency. However, simply opening access to the government data files does not guarantee data accessibility to the general population. An efficient way is to digest the data and visually present its insights. We designed and implemented a visualization system to communicate the data stories of Thai government procurement to both the public and journalists. Our iterative design process consulted two political reporters. The final design incorporated a scroll-based storytelling and several visualization elements which had not been available such as a hexagonal grid map of Thailand. We demonstrated the usefulness of this system with a scenario regarding government budget transparency.