In this short episode we introduce “Presets”. Presets are a new functionality in Via 1.6 that allow to easily switch between different visual settings and locations to quickly highlight different aspects of a MATSim simulation.
What happens in case of a bushfire in the Austrialia? How do people leave the endangered area, and what is the best way to do so? Using MATSim combined with BDI agent decision making, Lin Padgham, Professor in Artificial Intelligence at RMIT University in Melbourne, and Dhirendra Singh simulate the evacuation process due to bushfires in Austrialian communites. The results of those simulation processes are then visualized with Via.
Thanks to Lin Padgham and Dhirendra Singh for providing the movie and have a sneak peek at their work!
Since the release of Via 1.6 last fall, we’ve been busy updating the software further. We are thus releasing two new versions today:
The first one is Via 1.6.1. It is just a minor update and includes several bug fixes and minor improvements to the GUI as well as improved scripting support.
The second one is Via 1.7-beta. Why are we releasing a beta-version of our software? MATSim underwent quite some changes in December, bringing major changes to the events, the main output of MATSim. This resulted in Via 1.6 no longer being able to visualize and analyze MATSim results generated with the latest development snapshot of MATSim. We have since adapted Via so it should again work with the changed MATSim events (as well as with older events files), but we would like to test it more thouroughly first. Still, as many of our users are using the development-version of MATSim, we want to give them a tool to visualize and analyze their results again, thus the beta version of Via.
Please note that files created with Via 1.7-beta cannot be opened by Via 1.6, due to changes in the file format.
Head over to the Download page to get Via 1.6.1 or Via 1.7-beta.
To learn more about how our users make use of Via, what features they use in MATSim, and what functionality might be missing in Via, we created a short survey.
We would be very thankful if you could take two minutes of your time and fill in the short survey. It will help us to focus the further development of Via on those features that are most useful to you.
Take the survey! It will only take a minute or two!
We’ve prepared again a video showing some of the new features in Via 1.6. The topics covered in this video:
- Improved Setup dialog for Networks
- Displaying link labels
- Setting link transparencies
- Intersection Flow analysis