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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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* [http://www.ini.cmu.edu/degrees/pgh_msin/index.html Carnegie Mellon University]
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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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* 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 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/computer-forensics-specialization.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 ==
* [http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/cds/postgraduatestudy/forensiccomputing/index.jsp Cranfield University, UK]
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=== Visualization Toolkits and Libraries ===
* [http://www.lit.ie/departments/IT/MSC_Computing.html Limerick Institute of Technology]
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* [http://csbi.sourceforge.net/index.html Graph Interface Library (GINY)] - Java
* [http://www.studeren.uva.nl/ma-forensic-science University of Amsterdam]
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* [http://www.gravisto.org/ Gravisto: Graph Visualization Toolkit] - An editor and toolkit for developing graph visualization algorithms.
* University of Bradford
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*  [http://hypergraph.sourceforge.net/ HyperGraph] - Hyperbolic trees, in Java. Check out the home page. Try clicking on the logo...
* University of East London
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* [http://ivtk.sourceforge.net/ InfoViz Toolkit] - Java, originally developed at [[INRA]].
* [http://cci.ucd.ie/fcci University College Dublin]
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* [https://jdigraph.dev.java.net/ Jdigrah] - Java Directed Graphs.
* [http://www.utm.ac.mu University of Technology, Mauritius]
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* [http://jgrapht.sourceforge.net/ JGraphT] - A Java visualization kit designed to be simple and extensible.
* [http://www.strath.ac.uk/science/forensicinformatics/ University of Strathclyde]
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* [http://www.softwaresecretweapons.com/jspwiki/Wiki.jsp?page=LinguineMaps Linguine Maps] - An open-source Java-based system for visualizing software call maps.
* [http://www.glam.ac.uk/coursedetails/685/549 University of Glamorgan, Wales, UK]
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* [http://prefuse.sourceforge.net/ Perfuse] - A Java-based toolkit for building interactive information visualization applications
* [http://www.digitaleforensik.com University of Applied Sciences Albstadt-Sigmaringen, Germany], Master of Science, Digital Forensics, in cooperation with University of Mannheim and University of Tübingen, Germany
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* [http://www.gnu.frb.br:8080/rox Rox Graph Theory Framework] - An open-source plug-in framework for graph theory visualization.
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* [http://touchgraph.sourceforge.net/ TouchGraph] - Library for building graph-based interfaces.
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* [http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/~billh/visad.html#intro VisAD] - A Java component library for interactive and collaborative visualization.
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* [http://public.kitware.com/VTK/ The Visualization Toolkit] - C++ multi-platform with interfaces available for Tcl/Tk, Java and Python. Professional support provided by [http://www.kitware.com/ Kitware].
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* [http://zvtm.sourceforge.net/index.html Zoomable Visual Transformation Machine] - Java. Originally started at Xerox Research Europe.
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* [http://processing.org/ Processing.org] - A new language for doing graphics and visualization.
  
==Asia==
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===Graph Drawing Applications===
* [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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* [http://www.graphviz.org/ Graphviz] - 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].
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* [http://graphexploration.cond.org/ Guess: The Graph Exploration System] - Originally developed at HP, this is a large Jython/Java-based system that you can use for building your own applications. Distributed under GPL.
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* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/ivc/ InfoVis Cyberinfrastructure] - Another graph drawing system written in Java.
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* [http://jung.sourceforge.net/ Java Universal Network/Graph Framework (JUNG)] - Graphing, [[data mining]], [[social network]] analysis, and other stuff.
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* [http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/krack/krackplot.shtml Krackplot] - "KrackPlot is a program for network visualization designed for social network analysts."
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* [http://bioinformatics.icmb.utexas.edu/lgl/ Large Graph Layout (LGL)] - A bioinformatics system from University of Texas. They really mean Large.
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* [http://www.sfu.ca/~richards/Multinet/Pages/multinet.htm MultiNet] - A data analysis package for drawing conventional data and graph data.
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* [http://www.analytictech.com/netdraw.htm NetDraw] - "a free program written by Steve Borgatti for visualizing both 1-mode and 2-mode social network data."
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* [http://web.mit.edu/bshi/Public/nv2d/ NetVis 2D] - Another graph visualization and layout tool written in Java.
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* [http://www.opendx.org/ OpenDX] - Based on [[IBM]]'s Visualization Data Explorer, runs on [[Unix]]/X11/Motif.
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* [http://vlado.fmf.uni-lj.si/pub/networks/pajek/ Pajek] - Windows program for drawing large networks.
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* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/sonia/ Social Network Image Animator (SoNIA)] - Originally developed at Stanford. Written in Java. Makes movies.
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* [http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/uDrawGraph/en/uDrawGraph/uDrawGraph.html uDrawGraph]
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* [http://www.wilmascope.org/ WilmaScope] - Real-time animations of dynamic graph structures. Written in Java. Sophisticated force model with strings and attraction.
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* [http://www.caida.org/tools/visualization/walrus/ Walrus] - A 3-d graph network exploration tool. Employs 3D hyperbolic displays and layout based on a user-supplied spanning tree.
  
==Australasia==
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== Geographical Drawing Programs ==
* [http://www.ecu.edu.au/future-students/our-courses/browse?sq_content_src=%2BdXJsPWh0dHAlM0ElMkYlMkZ3ZWJzZXJ2aWNlcy53ZWIuZWN1LmVkdS5hdSUyRmZ1dHVyZS1zdHVkZW50cyUyRmNvdXJzZS12aWV3LnBocCUzRmlkJTNEMDAwMDAwMTQ1MSUyNmxvY2F0aW9uJTNEdG9wbGV2ZWwmYWxsPTE%3D Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia ]
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==Africa==
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* [http://openmap.bbn.com/ OpenMap] -- From [[BBN]].
* [http://www.commerce.uct.ac.za/InformationSystems/Courses/inf4016w/ University of Cape Town]
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==See Also==
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== Commercial Tools ==
* [http://www.aafs.org/default.asp?section_id=resources&page_id=colleges_and_universities AAFS]
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* [http://www.digitalforensicsassociation.org/formal-education/ Digital Forensics Association List]
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* [http://www.aisee.com/ 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.
* [http://www.forensicfocus.com/computer-forensics-education-directory Forensics Focus List]
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* [http://www.geomantics.com/ Geomantics] - Geographical, Visualization and Graphics software. Runs on [[Windows]].
* [http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1010&context=techmasters&sei-redir=1#search=%22katie%20strzempka%20thesis%22 Master's Thesis: The Development of a Standard Digital Forensics Master's Curriculum]
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* [http://www.kylebank.com/ Graphis 2D and 3D graphing software] - Runs on [[Windows]]. Free 30-day evaluation copy available.
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* [http://www.openviz.com/ OpenViz] and  [http://www.powerviz.com/ PowerViz] - Both from Advanced Visual Systems, super high-end visualization toolkits. $$$$
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* [http://www.tomsawyer.com/ Tom Sawyer Software] Analysis, Visualizaiton, and Layout programs. - Heavy support for drawing graphs. Beautiful gallery. ActiveX, Java, C++ and .NET editions.
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* [http://www.netminer.com/ NetMiner] - "One of the most comprehensive and usable software tools for Social Network Analysis in the world." Runs on Winodws, with a Linux version under development. $35 for "Express" student version, $250 for "Professional" student version, $950 for "Normal" "Professional" version.
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* [http://www.analytictech.com/ucinet.htm UCINET] - A comprehensive package for the analysis of social network data as well as other 1-mode and 2-mode data.
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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-static.cc.gatech.edu/gvu/ii/resources/infovis.html GVU's Information Visualization Resources link farm]
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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]
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; [http://www.cs.brown.edu/people/rt/gd.html Roberto Tamassia's resources on Graph Drawing]
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; [http://www.manageability.org/blog/stuff/open-source-graph-network-visualization-in-java/view Open Source Graph Network Visualization in Java]

Revision as of 12:21, 1 May 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.

Contents

Open Source

Visualization Toolkits and Libraries

Graph Drawing Applications

Geographical Drawing Programs

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.
  • 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. $$$$
  • Tom Sawyer Software Analysis, Visualizaiton, and Layout programs. - Heavy support for drawing graphs. Beautiful gallery. ActiveX, Java, C++ and .NET editions.
  • NetMiner - "One of the most comprehensive and usable software tools for Social Network Analysis in the world." Runs on Winodws, with a Linux version under development. $35 for "Express" student version, $250 for "Professional" student version, $950 for "Normal" "Professional" version.
  • UCINET - A comprehensive package for the analysis of social network data as well as other 1-mode and 2-mode data.

Other Resources

Information Visualization Journal
GVU's Information Visualization Resources link farm
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
Roberto Tamassia's resources on Graph Drawing
Open Source Graph Network Visualization in Java