Book: Visual Analytics of Movement

This new book is about the exciting possibilities created by visual analytics for anyone interested in understanding movement, analyzing movement, or simply make decisions influenced by the way people, animals, and objects move.

Visual Analytics of Movement Visual Analytics of Movement

Monograph authored by
Gennady Andrienko, Natalia Andrienko, Peter Bak, Daniel Keim, and Stefan Wrobel

Springer, 2013, XIV, 397 p. 200 illus., 178 illus. in color.


Why this book?

  • Movement data are collected in huge and constantly growing amounts.
  • Movement data have recently got attention of researchers in different analytical disciplines
  • There are many scattered methods addressing this or that aspect but no holistic picture and no systematic treatment of the subject

  • Conceptual foundations for analysis of movement data
  • Multi-perspective view of movement data: trajectories, spatial events, local time series, spatial situations
  • Systematic presentation of visual analytics methods (computation + visualization + interaction) oriented to the different views of movement and analysis tasks
  • Transformations between different representations of movement
  • Discussion of properties of movement data that affect the analysis and methods for investigating them
  • Many illustrated examples using diverse real datasets

  • Researchers: conceptual model representing different aspects of movement and a system of possible analysis tasks to be addressed by research
  • Method developers: analysis tasks that may need support, existing approaches to build on, data transformations to use, data properties to be aware of
  • Practical analysts: systematically presented state-of-the-art methods covering the possible representations of movement data and the respective classes of tasks, many examples of analyses