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Information visualization

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Abstract This overview introduces the key structure of the field of information visualization, a number of influential exemplars in the field, and challenging as well as promising directions of future developments. The focus is on explaining some of the most fundamental concepts, prominent approaches, and commonly held criteria. The overview also aims to point out theoretical and practical challenges that the community as a whole has been addressing. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. This article is categorized under: Algorithms and Computational Methods > Computer Graphics

Losses suffered by the Grande Armée during the Russian Campaign.c

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A circular logarithmically transformed map of the universe.f The circular structure in this visualization is a 2D projection of the Universe based on the right ascension and the distance between the Earth and an astronomical object, such as stars, galaxies, or quasars.

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Logarithmic view centered at the Capitol in Washington.61 Points northwest of the capitol are mapped to a vertical line in the middle of the image. Points southeast are mapped to the very left and the very right.

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Layout with constraints.60

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Geometry‐based edge bundling.59

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Bundled edges in graph visualization.58

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A screenshot of GeoTime.

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A clickstream map of scientific journals.39

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Knowledge domain landscapes.38

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Alice's adventures in Wonderland in TextArc. http://www.textarc.org/.

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ManyEyes. http://manyeyes.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/.

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SmartMoney on April 3, 2009 (left) and April 16, 2009 (right). http://www.smartmoney.com/map‐of‐the‐market/.

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John Snow's dot map of cholera deaths.d

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