It is well known that in the case of big database, human brains are not able to recognize individual records. If we observe a tree, we do not notice individual leaves, and when we travel across forested landscape, we do not separate trees, but rather patterns that represents components linked together. Pattern recognition is described as a cognitive process that matches information from outside stimulus with information from memory.
There are many systems of interest in society or science that are composed of individual components linked together. They represent a source for realizing of databases or networks of various types. Well structured database with accurate contents and well established linkages can serve for much more as listing or plain reporting statistics. Finding new ways to present and to visualize relations seems to be a popular topic not only in the theoretical data visualisation field, but as well in many concrete examples of sciences from genetics to astronomy, from linguistics to musicology. What might be new in the context of visualisation? Isn't it enough to paste a beautiful image in the background of slide presentation? Shouldn't video and multimedia fill dynamics and attractiveness deficiency of a certain presentation?
Organ databases might be applicable in many ways. Some of them are presented here in form of various visualizations. Many further simple or comprehensive analyses can be calculated within one database or by combinations of pipe organ data with other spatial layers like cultural heritage, land cadastre, population, or economy census data. Results as well are useful in many ways, and for many target groups.
Pipe organ databases: from data to useful information
Heritage data mining and visualization possibilities
published in ISO Journal of
International Organbuilders Society