Issue No. 04 - July/August (2005 vol. 11)
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Yehuda Koren , IEEE
Stephen C. North , IEEE
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- Topological fisheye, large graph visualization.
E. R. Gansner, Y. Koren and S. C. North, "Topological Fisheye Views for Visualizing Large Graphs," in IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics, vol. 11, no. , pp. 457-468, 2005.