A Geological Metaphor for Geospatial-temporal Data Analysis

Tom Liebmann, Patrick Oesterling, Stefan Jänicke, Gerik Scheuermann

Abstract

To provide visual access to geospatial-temporal data, existing systems usually highlight the data’s spatial, temporal and topical distribution individually in separated, but linked views. Because this design often complicates queries that concern multiple data aspects and also involves more user interaction, in this paper, we present a geological metaphor that aims to combine relations between orthogonal data aspects. We describe how our adopted landscape metaphor intuitively depicts global and local relationships based on its surface, glyph augmentation and inner sediment structure. We validate the geological metaphor with case studies, compare it with existing systems and describe how it can be integrated into those as an alternative map view.

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Liebmann T., Oesterling P., Jänicke S. and Scheuermann G. (2014). A Geological Metaphor for Geospatial-temporal Data Analysis . In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: IVAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2014) ISBN 978-989-758-005-5, pages 161-169. DOI: 10.5220/0004742901610169


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@conference{ivapp14,
author={Tom Liebmann and Patrick Oesterling and Stefan Jänicke and Gerik Scheuermann},
title={A Geological Metaphor for Geospatial-temporal Data Analysis},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: IVAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2014)},
year={2014},
pages={161-169},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004742901610169},
isbn={978-989-758-005-5},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: IVAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2014)
TI - A Geological Metaphor for Geospatial-temporal Data Analysis
SN - 978-989-758-005-5
AU - Liebmann T.
AU - Oesterling P.
AU - Jänicke S.
AU - Scheuermann G.
PY - 2014
SP - 161
EP - 169
DO - 10.5220/0004742901610169