Journal of Visualization

, Volume 22, Issue 1, pp 197–213 | Cite as

Online visual analysis of forest diseases

  • Bo Yang
  • Weiqun CaoEmail author
  • Chengming Tian
Regular Paper


It is of great practical significance to analyze and demonstrate more effectively the occurrence of forest diseases, which is an important subfield in the study of forest disasters. On the basis of such features of forest disease occurrence as timing, geography and disaster grade, we synthetically employ multiple visual elements and multiple interactive technologies to design and realize a forest disease visual analysis system to assist researchers and decision makers on issues related to forest diseases. With cases selected from the data set of forest diseases, we illustrate that the system is user-friendly and the applied visualization methods are effective.

Graphical abstract


Forest diseases Visual analysis Cluster analysis Visualization 



The authors thank the reviewers for their comments. This work is supported by National Forestry Industry Research Special Funds for Public Welfare Projects (No. 201204503) and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (No. 2015ZCQ-XX).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Information Science and TechnologyBeijing Forestry UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.College of ForestryBeijing Forestry UniversityBeijingChina

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