This post defines the word “omolumeter” and introduces sofware, called Omolumeter, which is a web-app for visualizing epidemics, historical or simulated.
My main side project over the last many months is in response to what I saw during the last big Ebola outbreak which – sadly – is still simmering along such that “flare-ups of cases continue” despite the emergency having been officially declared over. The first piece of software to come out of that side project is called an omolumeter (live demo of v0.1.0).
Earlier I completed analysis of the open data on the Ebola 2014 West Africa outbreak. Currently, building on that analysis, I am working on a data format I am calling the Outbreak Time Series Specification (“the Spec”). The API design is actually leveraging the recently completed W3C Recommendation, CSV on the Web (CSVW). In parallel I am writing software which reads files (or in HTTP terminology, resources) that are formatted compliant to the Spec.
Internet Explorer is not going to be supported. (Yeah, I said it.) Well, not by me. If anyone wants to join the party, pull requests are welcome on GitHub.