03 - Tracking data applications

Data Science tools
Tracking data
Data viz
Data processing

Tracking data sometimes could be overwhelming in terms of data processing needs. To facilitate the work with tracking data I developed the R package {soccerAnimate}

The following images show some of the applications that are possible using this kind of data (both from optical and GPS devices):

Animation marking the Convex Hull for both teams

Animation marking the Voronoi diagrams considering all players

Players distances on different velocity ranges (walking/jogging/running/sprinting)

Plot showing all the sprints made by a specific player along the game

Team position structure over the game, ON/OFF ball situations

For more details check the articles “{soccerAnimate} an R package to create 2D soccer animations” and “{soccerAnimate} updates…

Future works will consider to add a pitch control model like the following example:

GIF generated by Tony ElHabr