Drawing metro maps using Bézier curves

M. Fink, H.J. Haverkort, M. Nöllenburg, M. Roberts, J. Schuhmann, A. Wolff

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The automatic layout of metro maps has been investigated quite intensely over the last few years. Previous work has focused on the octilinear drawing style where edges are drawn horizontally, vertically, or diagonally at 45°. Inspired by manually created curvy metro maps, we advocate the use of the curvilinear drawing style; we draw edges as Bézier curves. Since we forbid metro lines to bend (even in stations), the user of such a map can trace the metro lines easily. In order to create such drawings, we use the force-directed framework. Our method is the first that directly represents and operates on edges as curves.
Originele taal-2Engels
TitelGraph Drawing (20th International Symposium, GD 2012, Redmond WA, USA, September 19-21, 2012. Revised Selected Papers)
RedacteurenW. Didimo, M. Patrignani
Plaats van productieBerlin
ISBN van geprinte versie978-3-642-36762-5
StatusGepubliceerd - 2013
Evenement20th International Symposium on Graph Drawing (GD 2012) - Redmond, Verenigde Staten van Amerika
Duur: 19 sep. 201221 sep. 2012
Congresnummer: 20

Publicatie series

NaamLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN van geprinte versie0302-9743


Congres20th International Symposium on Graph Drawing (GD 2012)
Verkorte titelGD 2012
Land/RegioVerenigde Staten van Amerika
Ander20th International Symposium on Graph Drawing (GD 2012)


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