Fitting Planar Graphs on Planar Maps

Md. Jawaherul Alam, Michael Kaufmann, Stephen G. Kobourov, Tamara Mchedlidze
2015 Journal of Graph Algorithms and Applications  
Graph and cartographic visualization have the common objective to provide intuitive understanding of some underlying data. We consider a problem that combines aspects of both by studying the problem of fitting planar graphs on planar maps. After providing an NP-hardness result for the general decision problem, we identify sufficient conditions so that a fit is possible on a map with rectangular regions. We generalize our techniques to non-convex rectilinear polygons, where we also address the
more » ... oblem of efficient distribution of the vertices inside the map regions.
doi:10.7155/jgaa.00367 fatcat:ngdvntnbyraaljyp3phm5xbi54