Generalized Fisheye Views of Graphs

Formella, Arno and Keller, Jörg (1996) Generalized Fisheye Views of Graphs. In: Symposium on Graph Drawing, GD 1995, September 20-22, 1995, Passau, Germany , pp. 242-253 (Official URL:

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Fisheye views of graphs are pictures of layouted graphs as seen through a fisheye lens. They allow to display, in one picture, a small part of the graph enlarged while the graph is shown completely. Thus they combine the features of a zoom-presenting details-and of an overview picture-showing global structure. In previous work the part of the graph to be enlarged-the focus region-was defined by a focus point. We generalize fisheye views such that the focus region can be defined by a simple polygon and show efficient algorithms to compute generalized fisheye views. We present experimental results on two applications where generalized fisheye views are advantageous: travel planning and ray tracing.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Additional Information:10.1007/BFb0021808
Classifications:G Algorithms and Complexity > G.560 Geometry
Z Theory > Z.250 Geometry
ID Code:140

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