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Issue No.04 - July/August (2005 vol.11)
pp: 457-468
ABSTRACT
Graph drawing is a basic visualization tool that works well for graphs having up to hundreds of nodes and edges. At greater scale, data density and occlusion problems often negate its effectiveness. Conventional pan-and-zoom, multiscale, and geometric fisheye views are not fully satisfactory solutions to this problem. As an alternative, we propose a topological zooming method. It precomputes a hierarchy of coarsened graphs that are combined on-the-fly into renderings, with the level of detail dependent on distance from one or more foci. A related geometric distortion method yields constant information density displays from these renderings.
INDEX TERMS
Index Terms- Topological fisheye, large graph visualization.
CITATION
Emden R. Gansner, Yehuda Koren, Stephen C. North, "Topological Fisheye Views for Visualizing Large Graphs", IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics, vol.11, no. 4, pp. 457-468, July/August 2005, doi:10.1109/TVCG.2005.66
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