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Poster in IEEE VIS2015

Our poster Where Can I Go From Here? Drawing Contextual Navigation Maps of the London Underground was presented in IEEE VIS2015 held in Chicago, IL. You can have a look at the accepted papers, news and updates from the symposium at VIS2015.

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Abstract

Network administrators often wish to ascertain where network attackers are located; therefore it would be useful to display the network map from the context of either the attacker’s potential location or the attacked host. As part of a bigger project we are investigating how to best visualize contextual network data. We use a dataset of station adjacencies with journey times as edge weights, to explore which visualization design is most suitable, and also ascertain the best network shortest-path metric. This short paper presents our initial findings, and a visualization for Contextual Navigation using circular, centered-phylogram projections of the network. Our visualizations are interactive allowing users to explore different scenarios and observe relative distances in the data.

Contextual Navigation (CN) creates topological projections centered on a given point. Routes to the remainder of the network radiate from this point. Especially useful for creating maps to answer ‘Where can I go from here?’.
Figure 1: Contextual Navigation (CN) creates topological projections centered on a given point. Routes to the remainder of the network radiate from this point. Especially useful for creating maps to answer ‘Where can I go from here?’. [PNG, PDF]

Reference

  1. C. C. Gray, J. C. Roberts, and P. D. Ritsos, “Where Can I Go From Here? Drawing Contextual Navigation Maps of the London Underground,” in Posters presented at the IEEE Conference on Visualization (VIS), Chicago, IL, USA, 2015. [bib]