Visual mining geo-related data using pixel bar charts

Abstract

A common approach to analyze geo-related data is using bar charts or x-y plots. They are intuitive and easy to use. But important information often gets lost. In this paper, we introduce a new interactive visualization technique called Geo Pixel Bar Charts, which combines the advantages of Pixel Bar Charts and interactive maps. This technique allows analysts to visualize large amounts of spatial data without aggregation and shows the geographical regions corresponding to the spatial data attribute at the same time. In this paper, we apply Geo Pixel Bar Charts to visually mining sales transactions and Internet usage from different locations. Our experimental results show the effectiveness of this technique for providing data distribution and exceptions from the map.

DOI: 10.1117/12.586037

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@inproceedings{Hao2005VisualMG, title={Visual mining geo-related data using pixel bar charts}, author={Ming C. Hao and Daniel A. Keim and Umeshwar Dayal and Peter Wright and J{\"{o}rn Schneidewind}, booktitle={Visualization and Data Analysis}, year={2005} }