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AGU Explorer Map

Ever wondered how many countries are represented at AGU Fall Meetings? Over 170! The map shows some interesting patterns - the high level of representation of island nations; and some puzzling gaps - the lack of representation from Paraguay, Turkmenistan or Lesotho. Explore the AGU map to discover new patterns and opportunities.

Exploring Authors

We use force-directed graphs to display author connections - through co-authorship of an abstract - in a visual and interactive way. The author networks are interactive - you can drag, zoom, or reconfigure the displayed networks. A click on an author (circles) displays information about abstracts by that author, while clicking on an abstract (squares) gives detailed information about the astract. A glance at an author's network reveals their fields of interest (color of the abstract squares). A double-click on an author expands that author's network, while the co-co-authors button expands the network to display not just the selected author's AGU abstracts and co-authors, but also their co-authors' abstracts and co-authors as well.
For instance, in the network below, we see that the selected author (highlighted in red) has co-authored papers in Hydrology, Tectonophysics, Mineral and Rock Physics, Global Environmental Change, and Biogeosciences.

Exploring Programs

AGU Fall Meetings typically have 1800+ sessions and over 20,000 presentations organized by subject area (programs). Nested pie charts allow you to explore the data progressively: delving down from AGU meetings, to programs, to sessions, and to abstracts (or events) within sessions. Programs are color-coded by subject area, sessions and abstracts are color-coded by day and time. Expand a pie chart to show the next level by clicking in the outer ring or in the list in the information box; collapse by clicking in the pie chart's center.


We are indebted to the open source community, notably the developers of D3.js, Neo4j and leaflet.js. We'd especially like to thank the OpenAPI Challenge team at AGU for all their support and work.

- Meenakshi Rao & Bennett Battaile, Spatial Reasoning