Generating Schematic Cable Plans Using Springembedder Methods

  • Ulrich Lauther
  • Andreas Stübinger
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2265)


Motivation and Area of Application. For documentation of communication networks like telephon networks normaly there are two different representations: a ground plan showing the exact coordinates of all net elements (man holes, trenches, cables cabinets, exchanges, . . . ), usually stored and managed in a GIS system,and a schematic plan containing the same information,but drawn in a schematic way,not properly scaled,but in an easier to understand way. Another kind of schematic maps are often used to display connections in a urban public transportation system: the arrangement of train stations shows some similiarity to geographic coordinates,but the main importance is to show an easy to understand drawing of the connection possibilities by using a more orthogonal drawing.


Ground Plan Schematic Plan Input Graph Track Edge Track Layout 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrich Lauther
    • 1
  • Andreas Stübinger
    • 1
  1. 1.Siemens AGMunich

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