Automatic Layout of Project Plans Using a Metro Map Metaphor

Stott, Jonathan and Rodgers, Peter and Burkhard, Remo Aslak and Meier, Michael and Smis, Matthias T. J. (2005) Automatic Layout of Project Plans Using a Metro Map Metaphor. In: Banissi, Ebad, ed. Ninth International Conference on Information Visualisation, 06-08 July 2005, London, England: proceedings. IEEE pp. 203-206. ISBN 9780769523972. (Full text available)

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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)
Uncontrolled keywords: Knowledge visualization in projects, Visual metaphor, Project tube map algorithm
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Applied and Interdisciplinary Informatics Group
Depositing User: Peter Rodgers
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:03 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2017 23:23 UTC
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