Portmeirion Ltd. has deep expertise in mapping data sets of all sizes, realtime or static, allowing quick and valuable insights into trends and behaviors as well as stronger support for critical strategic decisions. We have used our data-mapping expertise to help clients analyze their own data, as well as package their data for display to their customers and constituents. Using these visualization techniques, we have helped clients target high value customer groups, identify operational problem areas, balance their service and distribution plans, and develop better service and go-to-market strategies.
We are able to connect most every dataset and data format to a wide variety of mapping tools, both analytical (QGis, ArcGis) or display-oriented (Open Streetmaps, Mapbox). Our solutions have been used for realtime data analysis, public data dissemination, interactive map-oriented feedback collection, and more.
Example 1: Visually Linking separate but logically-related datasets. The City of Boston has specific zoning requirements for Lodging Houses, depicted in the underlying colored map. 4Q 2019 Lodging House listings (the building icons) often exist outside the areas in which they are technically allowed. This application includes “popup” details on zoning categories, zoning areas and listings, and user-accessible menu-driven filtering.
Example: Lodging House Map
Example 2: High Volume Realtime Data Feed mapped into a mass-market understandable format. The Boston Building Permit database, updated nightly, includes information on ALL types of Boston building permits and and activity. The mapping application analyzes the data, separates out various permit classes, places permit-related activity on the appropriate city block and categorizes the permits by application type and other information:
Example 3: Multiple Data-Rich Information Stores mapped and menu-selectable. Boston’s Inspectional Services Department maintains a registry of Short-Term Rentals, used to record legal registrations and enforce current laws. InsideAirbnb’s data scrapes of Boston’s public Airbnb web listings show all current listings, additional property information and approximate locations . The mapping application integrates these two datasets and visually shows all Boston listings, by validity, type of listing, and other information which is selectable using drop-down menus:Example: Short-Term Rental Map