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An Intuitive Way to Describe Our World: A Microblog LBS Visualization System

  • Jian-Min Wang
  • Lai Gan
  • Ri-Peng Zhang
  • Fang You
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8521)

Abstract

With the help of LBS provided by some social network service provider, people can obtain knowledge and perceive the world around them more conveniently. However, since the contradiction of a large number of POI nodes and the limited displaying space, finding a better layout algorithm to visualize the POI nodes is important for better user experience. This paper presents a new layout algorithm called Virtual Layout algorithm, which can solve the problem of the uneven POI nodes distribution and make a better presentation of the geospatial information. We also deployed a microblog LBS visualization system which consists of Virtual Layout algorithm, stylized map and location reference frame to verify the performance of the proposed algorithm.

Keywords

LBS visualization Microblog Layout algorithm POI 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jian-Min Wang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lai Gan
    • 2
  • Ri-Peng Zhang
    • 2
  • Fang You
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Arts and MediaTongji UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.School of Information Science and TechnologySun Yat-sen UniversityGuangzhouChina

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