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Geovisual Analytics

Geovisual analytics includes statistical and other computational techniques (e.g. generalization and clusterization) to discover spatio-temporal patterns in data, and visualization tools such as maps, charts, and animations to illustrate computed data patterns and lead to formulating hypotheses about new data patterns. Visualization and interactive visual interfaces are of primary importance, as they can effectively guide human analysis and reasoning. At the same time, the size and complexity of real-life problems necessitate the use of computational techniques. Geovisual analytics strives to achieve a synergy of human and computer in solving spatial problems.

Used In Case Studies

Andrienko, G., Andrienko, N., Jankowski, P., Keim, D., Kraak, M-J., MacEachren, A., and S. Wrobel. 2007. Geovisual Analytics for Spatial Decision Support: Setting the Research Agenda. International Journal of Geographical Information Systems, 21(8): 839-857

Glossary Display Property

Alternative Generation

Scenario Simulation And Comparison


Implemented By Tools


Marine Geospatial Ecology Tools (MGET)

Marine Reserve And Local Fisheries Interactive Simulation

Used For Decision Process Phases/Steps

Toronto Quality Of Life

Implemented By Tools

Visual Analytics Methods



Graphical Ontology Browser

  • Click on a node to jump to the content of that node
  • Pan to see the rest of the graph
  • Scroll the mousewheel up and down to zoom in and out
  • Rearrange the nodes in the graph by dragging a node to a different position


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