Dynamic queries and brushing on choropleth maps

TitleDynamic queries and brushing on choropleth maps
Publication TypeConference Papers
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsDang G, North C, Shneiderman B
Conference NameFifth International Conference on Information Visualisation, 2001. Proceedings
Date Published2001///
ISBN Number0-7695-1195-3
Keywordsbrushing, business, cartography, choropleth maps, color coding, colour graphics, complex data sets, Computational Intelligence Society, Computer science, data visualisation, Data visualization, demographic data, Demography, Dynamaps, dynamic queries, economic data, Educational institutions, geographic information system, geographic information systems, Joining processes, map representations, map-based information visualization, Query processing, Scattering, scatterplot view, tabular representations, user interface, User interfaces, World Wide Web

Users who must combine demographic, economic or other data in a geographic context are often hampered by the integration of tabular and map representations. Static, paper-based solutions limit the amount of data that can be placed on a single map or table. By providing an effective user interface, we believe that researchers, journalists, teachers, and students can explore complex data sets more rapidly and effectively. This paper presents Dynamaps, a generalized map-based information visualization tool for dynamic queries and brushing on choropleth maps. Users can use color coding to show a variable on each geographic region, and then filter out areas that do not meet the desired criteria. In addition, a scatterplot view and a details-on-demand window support overviews and specific fact-finding