Effective Visualization of Short Routes

In: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Oct. 2008), 14:6(1452-1458)
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Abstract

In this work we develop a new alternative to conventional maps for visualization of relatively short paths as they are frequently encountered in hotels, resorts or museums. Our approach is based on a warped rendering of a 3D model of the environment such that the visualized path appears to be straight even though it may contain several junctions. This has the advantage that the beholder of the image gains a realistic impression of the surroundings along the way which makes it easy to retrace the route in practice. We give an intuitive method for generation of such images and present results from user studies undertaken to evaluate the benefit of the warped images for orientation in unknown environments.

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@ARTICLE{degener-2008-effective,
        author = {Degener, Patrick and Schnabel, Ruwen and Schwartz, Christopher and Klein, Reinhard},
         pages = {1452--1458},
         title = {Effective Visualization of Short Routes},
       journal = {IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics},
        volume = {14},
        number = {6},
          year = {2008},
         month = oct,
  howpublished = {To appear in proceedings of IEEE Visualization 2008},
      abstract = {In this work we develop a new alternative to conventional maps for visualization of relatively short
                  paths as they are frequently encountered in hotels, resorts or museums. Our approach is based on a
                  warped rendering of a 3D model of the environment such that the visualized path appears to be
                  straight even though it may contain several junctions. This has the advantage that the beholder of
                  the image gains a realistic impression of the surroundings along the way which makes it easy to
                  retrace the route in practice. We give an intuitive method for generation of such images and present
                  results from user studies undertaken to evaluate the benefit of the warped images for orientation in
                  unknown environments.},
          issn = {1077-2626},
    conference = {IEEE Visualization},
     publisher = {IEEE Educational Activities Department}
}