Interactive Information Visualization in the Digital Flora of Texas

  • Teong Joo Ong
  • John J. Leggett
  • Hugh D. Wilson
  • Stephan L. Hatch
  • Monique D. Reed
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2539)


The Digital Flora of Texas project is a collaborative research effort that relies on botanical research centers in Texas to create and maintain digital library collections on the flora of Texas. The project focuses on developing web-accessible collections for botanists and botanically-interested nonspecialists. The Herbarium Specimen Browser (HSB) is the main portal to the collections of the Digital Flora of Texas. The HSB allows examination of the collections through several types of interactive information visualizations: a hierarchical taxonomic browser, specimen distribution and density maps, and stackable bar graphs of temporal specimen data. The interactive information visualization tools of the HSB are designed to help users extract as much information from the data as possible while minimizing the associated learning cost and complexity of these tools.


Digital Library Specimen Collection Query String Specimen Data Main Portal 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Teong Joo Ong
    • 1
  • John J. Leggett
    • 1
  • Hugh D. Wilson
    • 2
  • Stephan L. Hatch
    • 3
  • Monique D. Reed
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for the Study of Digital LibrariesTexas A&M UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiologyTexas A&M UniversityUSA
  3. 3.S. M. Tracy HerbariumTexas A&M UniversityUSA

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