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Interactive presentation of geo-spatial climate data in multi-display environments

: Eichner, Christian; Nocke, Thomas; Schulz, Hans-Jörg; Schumann, Heidrun

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ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 4 (2015), Nr.2, S.493-514
ISSN: 2220-9964
Zeitschriftenaufsatz, Elektronische Publikation
Fraunhofer IGD ()
Fraunhofer IGD-R ()
heterogeneous displays; personalized presentation; geodata visualization

The visual analysis of complex geo-spatial data is a challenging task. Typically, different views are used to communicate different aspects. With changing topics of interest, however, novel views are required. This leads to dynamically changing presentations of multiple views. This paper introduces a novel approach to support such scenarios. It allows for a spontaneous incorporation of views from different sources and to automatically layout these views in a multi-display environment. Furthermore, we introduce an enhanced undo/redo mechanism for this setting, which records user interactions and, in this way, enables swift reconfigurations of displayed views. Hence, users can fluently switch the focus of visual analysis without extensive manual interactions. We demonstrate our approach by the particular use case of discussing geo-spatial climate data.