Visualizing dynamic data with maps

Daisuke Mashima, Stephen G. Kobourov, Yifan Hu
2011 2011 IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium  
Maps offer a familiar way to present geographic data (continents, countries), and additional information (topography, geology), can be displayed with the help of contours and heat-map overlays. In this paper we consider visualizing large-scale dynamic relational data by taking advantage of the geographic map metaphor. We describe a map-based visualization system which uses animation to convey dynamics in large datasets, and which aims to preserve the viewer's mental map while also offering
more » ... ble views at all times. Our system is fully functional and has been used to visualize user traffic on the Internet radio station last.fm, as well as TV-viewing patterns from an IPTV service. All map images in this paper are available in high-resolution at [1] as are several movies illustrating the dynamic visualization.
doi:10.1109/pacificvis.2011.5742385 dblp:conf/apvis/MashimaKH11 fatcat:elvs6apqvfcklll7evmyyfrpli