JeremyShipman is doing a BIT Thesis in 2008, working on HCI <<*implementation and evaluation of a 3d geospatial information visualisation method*>>, Supervised by StuartMarshall, and Co-Supervised by JamesNoble. Weekly meeetings are in Stuart's office Thursday, 11am. EstherNg is working on a similar project, with the same supervisors.



  • Visualization - has an interesting list of visualization techniques
  • Geospatial : pertaining to the geographic location and characteristics of natural or constructed features and boundaries on, above, or below the earth's surface; esp. referring to data that is geographic and spatial in nature.
  • Cartographic : the production of maps, including construction of projections, design, compilation, drafting, and reproduction.
  • Infographics : Information graphics or infographics are visual representations of information, data or knowledge.
  • Data Visualization, Geovisualisation
  • Demographics: selected population characteristics. Eg: race, age, income, disabilites, mobiility, educational attainment, home ownership, employment status, or even location.
  • Cognition: the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning

ACM BibTex Bibliography / Research

Geospatial Information Visualisation

Understanding/interpreting visualisations (cognition)

Readings in Information Visualization: Using Vision to Think, Ed. S. Card, J. Mackinlay, and B. Shneiderman (San Francisco: Morgan Kaufmann, 1999): 6. See Table 1.1, from which this information is quoted.

Specific Visualisations

  • Generalized fisheye views: Origional Paper, cited by 364 papers. I could apply the fisheye technique to the given data to make it easier to navigate. I was thinking this could specifically be done in a time-based info points fade in and out, based on their record date. (see TimeClock below)

X3D etc

VAST08 Challenge

RFID tracking

X3D Stuff

Websites, articles etc:

Info Vis