Grid Drawings of Four-Connected Plane Graphs

Miura, Kazuyuki and Nakano, Shin-Ichi and Nishizeki, Takao (1999) Grid Drawings of Four-Connected Plane Graphs. In: Graph Drawing 7th International Symposium, GD’99, September 15-19, 1999 , pp. 145-154(Official URL:

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A grid drawing of a plane graph G is a drawing of G on the plane so that all vertices of G are put on plane grid points and all edges are drawn as straight line segments between their endpoints without any edge-intersection. In this paper we give a very simple algorithm to find a grid drawing of any given 4-connected plane graph G with four or more vertices on the outer face. The algorithm takes time O(n) and needs a rectangular grid of width \lceil n/2 \rceil - 1 and height \lceil n/2 \rceil if G has n vertices. The algorithm is best possible in the sense that there are an infinite number of 4-connected plane graphs any grid drawings of which need rectangular grids of width \lceil n/2 \rceil - 1 and height \lceil n/2 \rceil.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: 10.1007/3-540-46648-7_15
Classifications: P Styles > P.720 Straight-line
G Algorithms and Complexity > G.070 Area / Edge Length
M Methods > M.600 Planar
P Styles > P.999 Others
P Styles > P.540 Planar

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