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Metro Map Layout Using Multicriteria Optimization

Stott, Jonathan, Rodgers, Peter (2004) Metro Map Layout Using Multicriteria Optimization. In: Proceedings 8th International Conference on Information Visualisation (IV04). IEEE International Conference on Information Visualisation . pp. 355-362. IEEE ISBN 0-7695-2177-0. (doi:10.1109/IV.2004.1320168) (KAR id:14133)

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We describe a system to automatically generate metro maps using a multicriteria approach. We have implemented a hill climbing optimizer which uses a fitness score generated from a sum of several aesthetic metrics. This is used to move from the initial geographic layout of the map to a schematic layout that is intended to aid travellers navigation. We describe the software and show its application to a number of real world metro maps.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/IV.2004.1320168
Uncontrolled keywords: metro map layout problem, public transport schematics, graph drawing, multicriteria optimization
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Peter Rodgers
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:02 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:24 UTC
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