Talks and Poster Presentations (without Proceedings-Entry):
H. Wu, B. Niedermann, S. Takahashi, M. Nöllenburg:
"A Survey on Computing Schematic Network Maps: The Challenge to Interactivity";
Talk: 2nd Schematic Mapping Workshop,
TU Wien, Vienna;
Schematic maps are in daily use to show the connec- tivity of subway systems and to facilitate travellers to plan their journeys effectively. This study surveys up-to-date algorithmic approaches in order to give an overview of the state of the art in schematic network mapping. The study investigates the hypothesis that the choice of algorithmic approach is often guided by the requirements of the mapping application. For example, an algorithm that computes globally optimal solutions for schematic maps is capable of producing results for printing, while it is not suitable for computing instant layouts due to its long running time. Our analysis and discussion, therefore, focus on the compu- tational complexity of the problem formulation and the running times of the schematic map algorithms, including algorithmic network layout techniques and station labeling techniques. The correlation between problem complexity and running time is then visually depicted using scatter plot diagrams. Moreover, since metro maps are common metaphors for data visualization, we also investigate online tools and application domains using metro map representations for analytics purposes, and finally summarize the potential future opportunities for schematic maps.
Metro Maps, Graph Drawing, Metaphors
Electronic version of the publication:
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