Live Earth is a real-time operational awareness platform for business intelligence visualization to help protect your people and assets whether you are a government organization or an enterprise business. We originally supported the US Military for a variety of complex mission-critical scenarios and today we also support state and local governments and enterprise businesses.
Live Earth is different than most maps because we are built from the ground up to deal with real-time streaming data that is changing rapidly over time. We collect streaming data from around the globe and make that available to you, with our data synchronization tools. We also connect to your local IT systems and databases to build a single common operational picture for all your operations in one place.
The Live Earth Platform Capabilities – Presented by Kelly Grooms, Live Earth Co-Founder & COO
In this video example, you are looking at a live picture of the Washington D.C. area and a variety of feeds around the city. For example, this view presents:
- A streaming traffic camera
- A city bus
- Road construction
- A building
- A ship
- A flight
These are all completely separate feeds that we have integrated into the Live Earth platform. We have aggregated them into the system, we sync them up in time and location, and then present them on the map. Now you have a complete picture of your entire city (or your area) on one screen. With our data visualization tools you can now monitor all these data sources live, and then we also record them as they come into the system so that you can go back and replay interesting events in the past.
The Interactive Timeline for Business Intelligence Visualization
From the bottom of the screen, users can roll the timeline back instantly. You will notice that the buses move in reverse, the flights move in reverse, and you will see the traffic changes.
If I want to go even further back, let us say several days, let us go back to April 10. The video now shows you April 10 at 7:20 in the morning and this is what D.C. looked like at that exact moment in time. This is where the locations of all the assets around the city were in relation to where my buildings were.
Not only does Live Earth have an aggregation engine that brings all this data together, but the Live Earth platform also has an alerting engine. The critical alerts engine lets you know when interesting things happen within your data sources. Maybe you want to know when traffic drops below a certain speed in a certain area. Live Earth can trigger an alert when this event happens.
In this video, what you see is a square in the middle of the screen. This is a geofence. We have built a simple alert that says when a ship comes in or out of this box, let us know. All the yellow pins you see on the map are notifications of when a ship entered or exited that box. When an alert is triggered, I can also go back in time to the moment that the event alert was triggered and see what caused that alert to happen in the first place. In this instance, it is a ship. And we now know that the ship triggered the alert, and we also have its historical track.
Let us say your team has a special type of alert that you want to triage over time. We can also build an incident off an alert to keep track of special events to allow your team to work them over a period of time. Our incident management panel enahnces business intelligence by showing all of the things that have been happening over the past day and any time a new incident comes into the system we drop it right here on top so that your team can always look at the top and see what’s the latest thing that’s come in.
In this example, we have set up an alert to monitor one of our Partners – the World Aware feed. They provide risk events around the globe. If I click on the incident, it is going to take me to that time, and that location, for that event. I can then assign it to someone on my team and I can add comments. This allows users to keep track of events over time and move them through a workflow to triage events.
Live Earth for Public Safety
This is Hartford, CT. What you see here is their local law enforcement – you have patrol cars, 911 call events, got shots detected around the city, and social posts.
In this scenario, if I roll the timeline far enough back in time, what kicks this whole thing off is the 911 call with a car an accident. There’s some additional details about it – if I roll the timeline forward a little bit you’ll see the patrol cars respond to it, the bus will be diverted around that accident, and then also if we go far enough in the top left circle, eventually we see a shot fired. We keep rolling the timeline forward and eventually we’ll have that social post up here in the top right circle and what’s happened is the local news outlet has caught wind of all these things and they’ve tied the two events together. There is an accident down here, someone’s run down the street, and started shooting a weapon. This is what they have put together. As a law enforcement agency, teams need to figure out if those things really are related or if they just happen to be coincidental.
So, this is a quick example of how Live Earth can support public safety by helping law enforcement teams track all their assets and events around the city and keep track of all those things live but also play them back in real-time.
Live Earth for Physical Security and Asset Protection
In this asset protection scenario, we are showing global buildings. We have employees in all those buildings, and I want to know if any risks are getting close.
This is a typhoon rolling up on the coast and you will see I have the projection cone of the typhoon overlapping my buildings on the coast. Live Earth also has a charting system that can use this geofence to determine how many people are in harm’s way. Anytime this geofence rolls over the top of some amount of buildings, it is going to total up the number of people inside of them and show us that in a chart.
If we roll the timeline back, you will see the projection come move backwards and you will see that the charts empty because there are no buildings inside of the geofence. If I roll forward, the moment the projection cone goes across some of those buildings, then the chart builds. It is totally dynamic when users move the interactive timeline on the map.
Live Earth for Stadiums
This is Citi Field and we’ve are shown a lot of data outdoors – but for this example, let us move indoors. Here, we are showing indoor floor plans. This building has six floors and if I go to floor 6 – that is what it looks. The floors change their floor plan based on the floor you select. We can show you the individual floors inside your building along with the exterior of the building – like parking and traffic. If you want to show cameras per floor, we can do that too. With our business intelligence platform you now have a full view of all cameras, inside and out, of your entire facility.