Revisiting flow maps : a classification and a 3D alternative to visual clutter: + powerpoint

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Flow maps have long been servicing people in exploring movement by representing origin-destination data (OD data). Due to recent developments in data collecting techniques the amount of movement data is increasing dramatically. With such huge amounts of data, visual clutter in flow maps is becoming a challenge. This paper revisits flow maps, provides an overview of the characteristics of OD data and proposes a classification system for flow maps. For dealing with problems of visual clutter, 3D flow maps are proposed as potential alternative to 2D flow maps.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th International Cartographic Conference, 2-7 July 2017, Washington DC, USA
Place of PublicationWashington, D.C.
PublisherInternational Cartographic Association
Pages9 p. + s1-s12
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event28th International Cartographic Conference, ICC 2017 - Washington, United States
Duration: 2 Jul 20177 Jul 2017
Conference number: 28


Conference28th International Cartographic Conference, ICC 2017
Abbreviated titleICC
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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