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Urban Radiology

Urban Radiology helps tourism stakeholders translate vast amounts of financial transaction data into insights on spending patterns by producing reactive visuals. Unlike traditional widget dashboard applications, the tool offers four degrees of freedom relevant for analysis of transaction data (location, time frame, customer profiles and business categories) and allows for users to compare multiple widget collections within the same workspace. These design features result in a user interface that better supports users in data exploration and analysis.
Abstract: 
This non-patented browser-based platform leverages real time web technologies to create a reactive and efficient tool for examining aggregate credit card transactional data. Based on data gathered by the Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) banking network in Spain, Urban Radiology enables users to explore and synthesize data from millions of anonymized financial transactions through collections of widgets. Users generate these widget collections from specific filters that produce visualizations of spatial patterns, temporal patterns, customer profiles, and business categories. To facilitate data comparison, the tool enables a user to create workspaces with up to three widget collections. Urban Radiology offers an opportunity to uncover insights on mobility, tourist spending, and event impacts for tourism stakeholders. The software consists of a PHP server-side script that serves data to a front-end application. The inventors implemented the app with the JavaScript web framework Meteor. To draw graphs and maps, the application leverages third-party libraries.
Benefits: 
Leverages aggregate financial transaction data - Enables comparisons and data sharing within workspaces
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Inventors: 
Pierrick Thebault
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