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Visual Interactive Creation of Geo-located Networks

Landesberger, Tatiana von and Kuijper, Arjan and Kopp, Manuel and Brodkorb, Felix (2017):
Visual Interactive Creation of Geo-located Networks.
In: Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - (Volume 3), pp. 283-293,
Setúbal, ISBN 978-989-758-228-8,
DOI: 10.5220/0006176302830293,
[Conference or Workshop Item]

Abstract

Nodes in real world networks often have a geographic position. In many cases such as for simulation or optimization, there is a need for non-trivial synthetic geo-located networks. As synthetic datasets are required to have specific properties such as connectivity and geographic distribution, often networks need to be generated. However, their creation is cumbersome if done purely by hand, and inflexible if done fully automated. Here, we present a framework for creating artificial geographic located networks in a visually interactive way. We designed our framework with the what-you-see-is-what-you-get principle in mind, i.e. showing the (intermediate) results of the interactive creation process at any time and allowing the user to adjust the network iteratively. This design allows our system to be also used as a simple viewer for networks that have incomplete location information. Our approach consists of two steps: (1) Creating the network topology and (2) assigning locations to its nodes. Our half automatic system enables the user to easily set the location of the nodes to predefined areas like countries, states, and urban regions, while still being able to flexibly and interactively control the creation process. We show the utility of our system by creating a real-world-like geo-located network.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2017
Creators: Landesberger, Tatiana von and Kuijper, Arjan and Kopp, Manuel and Brodkorb, Felix
Title: Visual Interactive Creation of Geo-located Networks
Language: English
Abstract:

Nodes in real world networks often have a geographic position. In many cases such as for simulation or optimization, there is a need for non-trivial synthetic geo-located networks. As synthetic datasets are required to have specific properties such as connectivity and geographic distribution, often networks need to be generated. However, their creation is cumbersome if done purely by hand, and inflexible if done fully automated. Here, we present a framework for creating artificial geographic located networks in a visually interactive way. We designed our framework with the what-you-see-is-what-you-get principle in mind, i.e. showing the (intermediate) results of the interactive creation process at any time and allowing the user to adjust the network iteratively. This design allows our system to be also used as a simple viewer for networks that have incomplete location information. Our approach consists of two steps: (1) Creating the network topology and (2) assigning locations to its nodes. Our half automatic system enables the user to easily set the location of the nodes to predefined areas like countries, states, and urban regions, while still being able to flexibly and interactively control the creation process. We show the utility of our system by creating a real-world-like geo-located network.

Title of Book: Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - (Volume 3)
Place of Publication: Setúbal
ISBN: 978-989-758-228-8
Uncontrolled Keywords: Automatic graph generation, Geodata visualization
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science
20 Department of Computer Science > Interactive Graphics Systems
20 Department of Computer Science > Mathematical and Applied Visual Computing
Date Deposited: 05 May 2020 16:01
DOI: 10.5220/0006176302830293
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.5220/0006176302830293
Additional Information:

Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications: Vol. 3: IVAPP

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