A shape grammar for developing glyph-based visualizations

P. Karnick, S. Jeschke, D. Cline, A. Razdan, Elizabeth Wentz, P. Wonka

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In this paper we address the question of how to quickly model glyph-based Geographic Information System visualizations. Our solution is based on using shape grammars to set up the different aspects of a visualization, including the geometric content of the visualization, methods for resolving layout conflicts and interaction methods. Our approach significantly increases modelling efficiency over similarly flexible systems currently in use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2176-2188
Number of pages13
JournalComputer Graphics Forum
Issue number8
StatePublished - Dec 2009


  • Geospatial visualization
  • Glyph-based modelling
  • Procedural modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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