About FedUni Commute
FedUni commute example
FedUni Commute visualises travel patterns for Federation University Australia staff from the Ballarat, Gippsland and Wimmera campuses.
The visualisation was originally developed by the Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation in 2012 as part of the University's participation in National Telework Week. Telework constitutes flexible work practices where an employee regularly works at a location other than the work office, such as a home office, and uses the latest information and communications technologies to stay connected with work colleagues, clients and work managers.
FedUni Commute has demonstrated how the University can gain new insights from business data and analytics. It has also provided a basis for new learning and engagement activities with Travellers Trails expanding upon the technical development underlying the original FedUni commute project to form a foundation for a learning exercise where students explore the impact of different modes of travel on the environment. This project has involved collaboration between CeRDI, the School of Science, IT and Engineering (SITE) and IBM.
- The visualisation illustrates staff travel patterns based on travel between the home and work campus locations based on an arrival time of 9:00am
- For privacy purposes the zoom level of the visualisation is restricted. The initial roads/legs of the journey are also excluded from the visualisation
- Destination campuses are colour coded
- Blue commuter roads are travelling to Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat)
- Light blue commuter roads are travelling to SMB Campus (Ballarat)
- Red commuter roads are travelling to Wimmera Campus (Horsham)
- Travel distances and times are based on Google directions and may not reflect actual journey taken by staff members
- Summary campus statistics are calculated for variables such as staff numbers, average commute time and average commute distance
- Road lines get thicker as more commuters travel along a road
- You can scroll or move the map while the commute visualisation is in progress
- Information on origin suburbs can be viewed by selecting the 'Origin Suburbs' and clicking one of the circles displayed
- Information on destination campuses can be viewed by selecting the 'Destination Campuses' and clicking on one of the circles displayed
- The visualisation can be resource intensive, a fast connection and modern browser are recommended
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