Visualization of Temporal Distances

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In order to visualize temporal distances, i.e. the time for traveling from one place to another, we arrange some selected cities according to these distances. In this way, the new positions reflect the connectivity of these cities with respect to time. Unlike existing approaches using tables, our method facilitates a global examination of the connectivity of a whole country. For the database, any connectivity information can be used as long as it is ensured that it is unambiguous. Therefore, any transport system can be considered and even a mixture of such systems could be visualized.


Presented at the Late Breaking Hot Topics of IEEE Symposium on Visualization 1999, San Francisco, California.