Visualizing MIT’s WiFi Data

Visualizing MIT’s WiFi Data

Earlier in April, Vijay Gadepally, Jeremy Kepner, and the kind people at MIT Lincoln Labs were kind enough to lend us their 3 dimensional model of MIT’s campus.

It took some skews, stretches, rotations, and elbow grease, but we ultimately able to pair the model with a dataset of MIT’s wifi activity. From there, we were able to visualize the flow of traffic across campus.

We had trouble with pictures (due to excess light), but the one below came out alright. If you look closely, you can see pink and red dots (representing wifi activity) against the blue background of the buildings!

Photo of Al Carter with the 3d model of MIT's campus

Al Carter with the 3d model of MIT’s campus