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Tardis: a visual exploration environment for landscape dynamics
Author(s): M. Sheelagh T. Carpendale; D. J. Cowperthwaite; M. Tigges; A. J. Fall; F. David Fracchia
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the creation of a visual environment for exploring landscape patterns and changes to such patterns over time. Dynamic landscape patterns can involve both spatial and temporal complexity. Exploration of spatio-temporal landscape patterns should provide the ability to view information at different scales to permit navigation of a vast amount of information in a manner that facilitates comprehension rather than confusion. One way of achieving this goal is to support selection, navigation and comparison of progressively refined segments of time and space. We have entitled this system Tardis after the time machine of Dr. Who, to emphasize the exploration of time dependent data and because our use of elastic presentation has the effect of providing more internal space than the external volume suggests. Of special concern in this research is the extent of the data and its inter- relationships that need to be understood over multiple scales, and the challenge inherent in implementing viewing methods to facilitate understanding.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 March 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3643, Visual Data Exploration and Analysis VI, (25 March 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.342825
Show Author Affiliations
M. Sheelagh T. Carpendale, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)
D. J. Cowperthwaite, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)
M. Tigges, Univ. of Calgary (Canada)
A. J. Fall, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)
F. David Fracchia, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3643:
Visual Data Exploration and Analysis VI
Robert F. Erbacher; Philip C. Chen; Craig M. Wittenbrink, Editor(s)

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