A Modular Rule-Based Visual Interactive Creation of Tree-Shaped Geo-Located Networks
Geo-located networks are analyzed in various domains such as supply chain management. When simulating supply chain processes or when testing geo-visualization techniques, synthetic test datasets are needed. However, real world data are difficult to obtain and artificial data are cumbersome to create manually. In this paper, we present an interactive visual tree network generator that not only generates a network, but also attaches geo-locations to its nodes. We designed a modular rulebased system to control the generation process. A user can interactively use rules to parametrize the data generation process. The user can visually explore and adjust results intermediately after each generation iteration.