At the request of the Russian Central Election Committee (TsIK) the Mercator Group for the sixth time (1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2003, and 2004) graphically visualized for the nation the results of federal elections flowing from GAS "Vybory" (SAS "Election").
The coverage was completely automatic. Intro-flashes, graphs, maps, diagrams and charts were transmitted via communication networks to all accredited television companies and were broadcast live to viewers simultaneously with announcements of results in the Central Election Committee conference hall.
For interactive kiosks in the Central Election Committee (CEC of Russia) building an informational flash module was created - its copy can be seen at our Website.
The module automatically designs diagrammatic representations based on the data from GAS "Vybory" (State Automated System "Elections").
The TsIK informational center operated on-line for 40 hours, during this time over a thousand seconds of computer animation were produced, over ten thousand maps, graphs, turnout and results diagrams, election results by party lists, by single member consistencies, by local elections.
Graphics were updated every hour and presented the data split by Russian regions, districts and territorial election committees. Among the latest developments we would like to mention the three-dimensional "flight" over Moscow which was used to demonstrate election results in the capital.
The visualization system was designed by the Federal Informatization Center of the CEC of Russian based on GAS "Vybory". The Mercator Group developed the visualization design and software to produce graphics in a completely autonomous mode and in real time.