Simplified representation of vector fields

A.C. Telea, J.J. Wijk, van

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Vector field visualization remains a difficult task. Many local and global visualization methods for vector fields such as flow data exist, but they usually require extensive user experience on setting the visualization parameters in order to produce images communicating the desired insight. We present a visualization method that produces simplified but suggestive images of the vector field automatically, based on a hierarchical clustering of the input data. The resulting clusters are then visualized with straight or curved arrow icons. The presented method has a few parameters with which users can produce various simplified vector field visualizations that communicate different insights on the vector data.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings Visualization '99 (San Francisco CA, USA, October 24-29, 1999)
EditorsD. Ebert, M. Gross, B. Hamann
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)0-7803-5897-X
Publication statusPublished - 1999


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