Community Platform for Urban Data Visualisation

Community Support
Urban Complexity Lab
Technologiestiftung Berlin
Monash University
American University
Simon Fraser University

In 2016, in the context of the UN's Habitat III conference, we helped the FH Potsdam's Urban Complexity Lab setup the CityVis initiative. Since then we have been collaborating with a range of actors from around the world, to continue CityVis' mission. Running competitions, organizing exhibitions and workshops, all centered around the theme of urban data visualisation. The platform should help bring together stakeholders and diffuse the broad knowledge of the community.

The platform lists urban data visualisation projects from around the globe Impression from the 2018 exhibition in Berlin Winners of the 2018 CityVis competition Impressions from the 2018 workshop at IEEE VIS


VISLAB is transforming data and information into engaging interactive experiences: from data visualisations, to interactive exhibits, to information portals. Throughout our process: from ideation, to conception, to development, we are taking advantage of user-centered design and user research principles, trying to align innovative technological solutions with actual user needs. Beyond project conception and development, we are also consulting clients and organizing workshops on user-centered design and data visualization.

Sebastian Meier is the founder and lead of VISLAB. Sebastian has a background in Design, HCI and Data Visualisation. He teaches at HafenCity University Hamburg as a guest professsor, is one of the founders of Maptime Berlin and is heading the German Cartographic Society's commission for cartography and research.

Most of VISLAB's projects are collaborations with a network of research institutes, companies and experts across the domains of design, web-development, data science and visualisation.