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11th International Conference Information Visualization (IV '07)
A Data Forest: Multi-Dimensional Visualization
Zurich, Switzerland
July 04-July 06
ISBN: 0-7695-2900-3
Ronan Jamieson, The School of Systems Engineering, University of Reading, UK
Vassil Alexandrov, The School of Systems Engineering, University of Reading, UK
As Terabyte datasets become the norm, the focus has shifted away from our ability to produce and store ever larger amounts of data, onto its utilization. It is becoming increasingly difficult to gain meaningful insights into the data produced. Also many forms of the data we are currently producing cannot easily fit into traditional visualization methods. This paper presents a new and novel visualization technique based on the concept of a Data Forest. Our Data Forest has been designed to be used with virtual reality (VR) as its presentation method. VR is a natural medium for investigating large datasets. Our approach can easily be adapted to be used in a variety of different ways, from a stand alone single user environment to large multi-user collaborative environments. A test application is presented using multi-dimensional data to demonstrate the concepts involved.
Index Terms:
Data Forest, Virtual Reality, Multidimensional Data, Immersive Visualization, VieGen.
Ronan Jamieson, Vassil Alexandrov, "A Data Forest: Multi-Dimensional Visualization," iv, pp.293-300, 11th International Conference Information Visualization (IV '07), 2007
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