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Data visualisation of environmental risks in real estate properties

Philippou, Alexis (2022) Data visualisation of environmental risks in real estate properties.

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Abstract:Environmental risks are not taken into account when it comes to the real estate market, and neither do insurance companies. In return, this may lead to an inaccurate valuation of real estate properties or the lack of insurance coverage for damage on properties caused by natural disasters. Using GIS information, it is possible to convey environmental data through visualisations on maps and descriptive statistics, via an already established API with 23 services. Due to a lack of experience and knowledge, some wrong decisions were taken on what software to be utilised. To compromise, a combination of map objects and graphs was used to create the data visualisations based on a specified region of Cyprus selected by the user using a customised tool. Thus, the illustration of environmental insights and geodata was not accomplished to the desirable level of comprehension that was initially planned. As a result, the chosen techniques of blending map objects and graphical representations was not as successful as intended. What is recommended is the use of packages and plugins that allow the implementation of more intuitive visualisations on top of the map itself, in order to complement the physical features of the area’s landscape.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
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