Where did they come from? Where did they go? Where did they come from? Mostly Ontario!

Where did they come from? Where did they go? Where did they come from? Mostly Ontario!

Organisation: Russmedia (Austria)

Publication Date: 06/02/2014


Show the people on an interactive map the migration of a player during his career. How many other players of his region, hometown or country did choose the same way or how different were their ways in present time or history? How did historical events like the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the Bosman ruling or various sports relevant events like the NHL Lockouts 2004 or 2012 affect the international migration of people and the set-up of sports teams. The concept is applicable for different - mostly team based - sports like ice hockey, soccer, basketball, ping pong, etc. The concept and presentation though could be also applied to non-team sports like boxing (think of the cuban boxers, wrestlers from Georgia, sumo fighters, speed-skating, cross-country skiing, etc.).

Technologies used for this project:

Sports-data is one of the best prepared data sources, but it is mostly presented in spreadsheets or tables. The available content sources are different: there are official data from the different leagues and teams. For our proof of concept we used the largest crowd-maintained database of Ice Hockey data eliteprospects.com. It aggregates data from all kind of leagues all over the world.


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