Spatiotemporal genealogy visualization

Dominik Köhle
Spatiotemporal genealogy visualization
[thesis]

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Abstract

The focus of conventional genealogy visualization techniques lies on showing genera- tional and perhaps temporal relationships. A family tree, for instance, perfectly shows dates of birth and death of a person, who is the child of whom, as well as marriages and divorces. But to fully understand an individual’s life, it is important to know some more facts: Where was the person born? When did she or he leave home? How often and where to did that person move? Where did people meet? We propose a combination of a space-time cube and a timeline visualization to be able to actually see a person’s life. The timeline visualization shows generational and temporal relationships, where the space-time cube visualizes spatial relationships and movements of a single person as well as those of whole families. Event clouds (additional information layers for historic events) can further show possible connections between such events and migration of a person/family.

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@bachelorsthesis{koehle-2013-sgv,
  title =      "Spatiotemporal genealogy visualization",
  author =     "Dominik K{"o}hle",
  year =       "2013",
  abstract =   "The focus of conventional genealogy visualization techniques
               lies on showing genera- tional and perhaps temporal
               relationships. A family tree, for instance, perfectly shows
               dates of birth and death of a person, who is the child of
               whom, as well as marriages and divorces. But to fully
               understand an individual’s life, it is important to know
               some more facts: Where was the person born? When did she or
               he leave home? How often and where to did that person move?
               Where did people meet? We propose a combination of a
               space-time cube and a timeline visualization to be able to
               actually see a person’s life. The timeline visualization
               shows generational and temporal relationships, where the
               space-time cube visualizes spatial relationships and
               movements of a single person as well as those of whole
               families. Event clouds (additional information layers for
               historic events) can further show possible connections
               between such events and migration of a person/family. ",
  month =      dec,
  type =       "BA",
  address =    "Favoritenstrasse 9-11/186, A-1040 Vienna, Austria",
  school =     "Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms, Vienna
               University of Technology",
  keywords =   "spatio-temporal visualization, genealogy ",
  URL =        "https://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2013/koehle-2013-sgv/",
}