A Novel Data Visualization Method for Science Fund Management Based on GIS Technology

Proceedings of the 2009 First IEEE International Conference on Information Science and Engineering

Yingliang Fu, Yanbo Li, and Mingyu Lu

“Data visualization plays a very important role for science fund management. However, current information management system of National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) fails to portray the region distribution characters of science fund data. In this paper, we propose a novel data visualization method which introduces Geographic Information Systems (GIS) techniques to NSFC management system. In particular, spatial statistics and expression mechanism is applied to achieve the optimal layout of science fund data. Our empirical study shows that the proposed method is more effective and convenient for science fund management than the traditional methods.”