We're a software development house that's build a sales platform application for a client of ours. We have built some regular business dashboards for them, but we'd really like to do something special.
We want to create a realtime visualisation of live sales data, as sales are being made in different cities across Scandinavia. We will provide the realtime data feed (architecture to be determined) and you will make the visualization.
MAIN ADVANTAGE OF WEBGL EARTH:
* We can use real world lat/lng coordinates to plot sales events.
* Same for overlaying heatmap data etc
* We want really, really, *really* awesome graphics and animation and for this we think we should go with a specialist.
1. MVP – to be delivered by 28 August latest and "production strength"; note the project budget is for MPV
2. Iteratations thereafter – we'll improve and enhance this until it's awesome.
TECHNICAL(ISH) REQUIREMENTS (MVP)
1. The visualisation shall run fullscreen 1080P.
2. The visualisation shall run off a Windows box.
3. The kind of map animation effect we're looking to create is similar to the BBC weather report ( watch this youtube from ~0:45 to 1:30 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZly6LCDscM ). The panning would be a bit swifter (moving to where sales actions are occurring) and the easing a little bit "bouncier")
4. As live sales data is received the map should pan to the location of the sale and some animated "points" should rise out of the location (the points indicate the commission earner by the seller).
We will discuss the above in more detail so that you have a full understanding of what we're trying to achieve.
1. It would be great if we could plot live sales data on the map using regular lat/lng coordinates. If not, we'll have to fake it.
1. Tiled overlays displaying various data
2. Animated environment features (e.g. ocean, clouds etc)
3. Animated display of other events (gamification style, e.g. badges and awards as certain sales thresholds are exceeded)
4. Even better... (basic) weather overlay for real world weather now
We really need someone that has:
* Strong development background (we can explain what we'll POST and how the visualisation should react, but we'll need a steer on the best way to stream the data and you'll need to be able to build the interface to consume and act on it)
* Strong visual/aesthetic sense (we need this to look awesome)
* Strong animation ability (e.g. someone that knows better than us what kind of easing effects to use to make the whole thing look awesome)
* Bonus: work with previous real-world terrain/mapping