Archive for June, 2012

NERRS Centralized Data Management Office Chooses AnyChart to Visualize Water Quality and Weather Data June 29th, 2012 by Margaret Skomorokh

We are glad to present a new customer success story that demonstrates how AnyChart was used to visualize water quality and weather data.

logo_NERRSThe National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) is a partnership program between the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the coastal states, established in 1972. It encompasses a network of 28 areas representing different biogeographic regions of the United States that are protected for research, education, and stewardship. Quantitative measurements within the program concern both short-term variability and long-term changes in the water quality and weather of estuarine ecosystems. The NERRS Centralized Data Management Office is charged with managing and disseminating these data.

The challenge was:

  • To provide graphs of near real-time water quality and weather data that is transmitted hourly from National Estuarine Research Reserves across the United States.
  • To allow users, which vary from local fishermen to research scientists, a quick and clean way to view data from one or multiple parameters (such as air temperature, wind direction, salinity, etc.) for the past 24 hours.

The solution consisted in the following:

  • AnyChart’s charting technology was chosen as a solution. Data from an SQL database is converted to the XML format by ColdFusion and passed to the Flex version of AnyChart component, which is an easy and quick way to update the graphs.
  • AnyChart’s ample opportunities for customization were used to create comprehensible and clear interactive visualizations.

This visualization is publicly available through the NERRS Centralized Data Management Office Real Time Data Application

You can enjoy the full success story here:

logo_nerss The National Estuarine Research Reserve System’s Centralized Data Management Office
NERRS Centralized Data Management Office Chooses AnyChart to Visualize Water Quality and Weather Data >>

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AnyChart 6.0.9 Available June 5th, 2012 by Margaret Skomorokh

We have released AnyChart 6.0.9, and now our HTML5 engine supports the following features:

  • blur effect in 3D Pie Charts,
  • cone shape in Bar Series,
  • dashed lines,
  • hatch fill.

We also have fixed a number of bugs, mostly of the HTML5 engine:

  • HTML5 engine no longer creates functions and variables in the global document namespace.
  • Memory leak problem in TreeMaps and AxisBased charts is solved.
  • Multiple axes markers display problems is solved.
  • The {%AxisMax} and {%AxisMin} tokens are calculated properly now.

Here you can see AnyChart version history: http://anychart.com/products/anychart7/history/
The new version is available for trial download: http://anychart.com/download/