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==US Programs==
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Although not strictly for forensic purposes, '''visualization tools''' such as the ones discussed here can be very useful for visualizing large data sets. As forensic practitioners need to process more and more data, it is likely that some of the techniques implemented by these tools will need to be adopted.
* California Sciences Institute
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* Dartmouth College
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* George Mason University
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* George Washington University
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* [http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/690.php John Jay College]
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* [http://www.forensic.msu.edu/ Michigan State University]
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* Mississippi State
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* Naval Postgraduate School
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* Polytechnic Institute of New York University
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* [http://cyberforensics.purdue.edu/  Purdue University]
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* Sam Houston State University
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* Stevenson University
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* Texas State University
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* [http://ncfs.ucf.edu/ University of Central Florida]
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* University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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* University of Mississippi
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* University of New Haven
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* [http://cs.uno.edu/research/ia.htm University of New Orleans]
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* [http://forensics.cs.uri.edu/ University of Rhode Island]
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* University of Texas at San Antonio
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* Utica College [http://www.onlineuticacollege.com/programs/bachelor-degrees.asp [Online]]
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* [http://www.cis.utulsa.edu/ Center for Information Security University of Tulsa]
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* [http://forensics.wvu.edu/ West Virginia University]
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==Europe==
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=Open Source Visualization Toolkits=
* [http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/cds/postgraduatestudy/forensiccomputing/index.jsp Cranfield University, UK]
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* [http://www.lit.ie/departments/IT/MSC_Computing.html Limerick Institute of Technology]
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* [http://www.studeren.uva.nl/ma-forensic-science University of Amsterdam]
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* University of Bradford
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* University of East London
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* [http://cci.ucd.ie/fcci University College Dublin]
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* [http://www.utm.ac.mu University of Technology, Mauritius]
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* [http://www.strath.ac.uk/science/forensicinformatics/ University of Strathclyde]
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* [http://www.glam.ac.uk/coursedetails/685/549 University of Glamorgan, Wales, UK]
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==Asia==
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; [http://public.kitware.com/VTK/ The Visualization Toolkit]
* [http://www.zu.ac.ae/main/en/colleges/colleges/college_information_technology/graduate_certificate_programs/cr_invest/intro.aspx Zayed University, UAE]
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: C++ multi-platform with interfaces available for Tcl/Tk, Java and Python. Professional support provided by [http://www.kitware.com/ Kitware].
  
==Africa==
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; [http://www.graphviz.org/ Graphviz]
* [http://www.commerce.uct.ac.za/InformationSystems/Courses/inf4016w/ University of Cape Town]
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: Originally developed by the [http://public.research.att.com/areas/visualization/ AT&T Information Visualization Gorup], designed for drawing connected graphs of nodes and edges. Neato is a similar system but does layout based on a spring model. Can produce output as [[PostScript]], [[PNG]], [[GIF]], or as an annotated graph file with the locations of all of the objects---ideal for drawing in a GUI. Runs from the command line on [[Unix]], [[Windows]] and [[Mac]], although there is also a [http://www.pixelglow.com/graphviz/ MacOS GUI version].
  
==See Also==
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; [http://www.opendx.org/ OpenDX]
* [http://www.aafs.org/default.asp?section_id=resources&page_id=colleges_and_universities AAFS]
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: Based on IBM's Visualization Data Explorer, runs on [[Unix]]/X11/Motif.
* [http://www.digitalforensicsassociation.org/formal-education/ Digital Forensics Association List]
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* [http://www.forensicfocus.com/computer-forensics-education-directory Forensics Focus List]
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; [http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/~billh/visad.html#intro VisAD]
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: A Java component library for interactive and collaborative visualization.
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==Graph Drawing Tools==
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; [http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/uDrawGraph/en/uDrawGraph/uDrawGraph.html uDrawGraph]
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=Commercial Tools=
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; [http://www.aisee.com/ aiSee Graph Layout Software]
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: Supports 15 layout algorithms, recursive graph nesting, and easy printing. Runs on [[Windows]], [[Linux]], [[Solaris]], [[NetBSD]], and [[MacOS]]. 30-day trial and free registered versions available. Academic pricing available.
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; [http://www.tomsawyer.com/ Tom Sawyer Software] Analysis, Visualizaiton, and Layout programs.
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: Heavy support for drawing graphs. Beautiful gallery. ActiveX, Java, C++ and .NET editions.
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; [http://www.geomantics.com/ Geomantics]
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: Geographical, Visualization and Graphics software. Runs on [[Windows]].
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; [http://www.kylebank.com/ Graphis 2D and 3D graphing software]
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: Runs on [[Windows]]. Free 30-day evaluation copy available.
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;[http://www.openviz.com/ OpenViz] and  [http://www.powerviz.com/ PowerViz]
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: Both from Advanced Visual Systems, super high-end visualization toolkits. $$$$
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=Other Resources=
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; [http://www.palgrave-journals.com/ivs/index.html Information Visualization Journal]
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; [http://www.msi.umn.edu/user_support/scivis/scivis-list.html Scientific Visualization at the Supercomputing Institute]
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; [http://directory.google.com/Top/Science/Math/Combinatorics/Software/Graph_Drawing/ Google Directory of Graph Drawing Software]
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; [http://rw4.cs.uni-sb.de/~diehl/softvis/seminar/index.php?goto=seminar ACM Symposium on Software Visualization]
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: May give you some ideas.
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; [http://directory.fsf.org/science/visual/ GNU Free Software directory of scientific visualization software]

Revision as of 22:31, 20 April 2006

Although not strictly for forensic purposes, visualization tools such as the ones discussed here can be very useful for visualizing large data sets. As forensic practitioners need to process more and more data, it is likely that some of the techniques implemented by these tools will need to be adopted.

Open Source Visualization Toolkits

The Visualization Toolkit
C++ multi-platform with interfaces available for Tcl/Tk, Java and Python. Professional support provided by Kitware.
Graphviz
Originally developed by the AT&T Information Visualization Gorup, designed for drawing connected graphs of nodes and edges. Neato is a similar system but does layout based on a spring model. Can produce output as PostScript, PNG, GIF, or as an annotated graph file with the locations of all of the objects---ideal for drawing in a GUI. Runs from the command line on Unix, Windows and Mac, although there is also a MacOS GUI version.
OpenDX
Based on IBM's Visualization Data Explorer, runs on Unix/X11/Motif.
VisAD
A Java component library for interactive and collaborative visualization.

Graph Drawing Tools

uDrawGraph

Commercial Tools

aiSee Graph Layout Software
Supports 15 layout algorithms, recursive graph nesting, and easy printing. Runs on Windows, Linux, Solaris, NetBSD, and MacOS. 30-day trial and free registered versions available. Academic pricing available.
Tom Sawyer Software Analysis, Visualizaiton, and Layout programs.
Heavy support for drawing graphs. Beautiful gallery. ActiveX, Java, C++ and .NET editions.
Geomantics
Geographical, Visualization and Graphics software. Runs on Windows.
Graphis 2D and 3D graphing software
Runs on Windows. Free 30-day evaluation copy available.
OpenViz and PowerViz
Both from Advanced Visual Systems, super high-end visualization toolkits. $$$$

Other Resources

Information Visualization Journal
Scientific Visualization at the Supercomputing Institute
Google Directory of Graph Drawing Software
ACM Symposium on Software Visualization
May give you some ideas.
GNU Free Software directory of scientific visualization software