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Contextual Snapshots: Enriched Visualization with Interactive Spatial Annotations

Peter Mindek, Stefan Bruckner, Meister Eduard Gröller

INPROCEEDINGS, Proceedings of SCCG 2013, may, 2013

Abstract

Spatial selections are a ubiquitous concept in visualization. By localizing particular features, they can be analyzed and compared in different views. However, the semantics of such selections are often dependent on other parameter settings and it can be difficult to reconstruct them without additional information. In this paper, we present the concept of contextual snapshots as an effective means for managing spatial selections in visualized data. The selections are automatically associated with the context in which they have been created. Contextual snapshots can be also used as the basis for interactive integrated and linked views, which enable in-place investigation and comparison of multiple visual representations of data. Our approach is implemented as a flexible toolkit with welldefined interfaces for integration into existing systems. We demonstrate the power and generality of our techniques by applying them to several distinct scenarios such as the visualization of simulation data and the analysis of historical documents.

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Proceedings of SCCG 2013

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BibTeX

@INPROCEEDINGS{Mindek-2013-CSE,
  author = {Peter Mindek and Stefan Bruckner and Meister Eduard Gr{\"o}ller},
  title = {Contextual Snapshots: Enriched Visualization with Interactive Spatial
	Annotations},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of SCCG 2013},
  year = {2013},
  pages = {59--66},
  month = may,
  note = {SCCG 2013 Best Paper Award},
  abstract = {Spatial selections are a ubiquitous concept in visualization. By localizing
	particular features, they can be analyzed and compared in different
	views. However, the semantics of such selections are often dependent
	on other parameter settings and it can be difficult to reconstruct
	them without additional information. In this paper, we present the
	concept of contextual snapshots as an effective means for managing
	spatial selections in visualized data. The selections are automatically
	associated with the context in which they have been created. Contextual
	snapshots can be also used as the basis for interactive integrated
	and linked views, which enable in-place investigation and comparison
	of multiple visual representations of data. Our approach is implemented
	as a flexible toolkit with welldefined interfaces for integration
	into existing systems. We demonstrate the power and generality of
	our techniques by applying them to several distinct scenarios such
	as the visualization of simulation data and the analysis of historical
	documents.},

  keywords = {spatial selections, annotations, linked views, provenance},
  location = {Smolenice, Slovakia},

  url = {http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2013/mindek-2013-csl/}
}






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