Journal article

A map-like visualisation method based on liquid modelling

RP Biuk-Aghai, M Yang, PC Pang, WH Ao, S Fong, Y Si

Journal of Visual Languages & Computing | Published : 2015


Abstract Many applications produce large amounts of data, and information visualisation has been successfully applied to help make sense of this data. Recently geographic maps have been used as a metaphor for visualisation, given that most people are familiar with reading maps, and several visualisation methods based on this metaphor have been developed. In this paper we present a new visualisation method that aims to improve on existing map-like visualisations. It is based on the metaphor of liquids poured onto a surface that expand outwards until they touch each other, forming larger areas. We present the design of our visualisation method and evaluations we have carried out to compare it ..

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Awarded by University of Macau Research Committee

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the University of Macau Research Committee (Grant numbers MYRG061(E1-L1)-FST11-RPB and MYRG2014-00172-FST).