List of Physical Visualizations
and Related Artifacts

2021 – Watermap: A Physical Live Weather Visualization


Without water, nothing organic exists. This water installation visualizes - symbolically - how rain brings the whole world to life. In a very tangible way of presenting and visualizing data, rain is represented by real drops of water. The installation features a black, wooden pedestal with a recessed world map filled with sand. Technically, the realization is done by a mini-computer, which evaluates live weather data and positions a water tank in an X-Y system above the world map. At places with precipitation, water drops fall onto the sand.

Also see our entry 2015 – Physical Weather Display and our other physical weather visualizations.


Added by: Daniel Fischer. Category: Active physical visualization  Tags: weather, rain, water, sand, cartographic