Automatic Generation of Tourist Brochures

Michael Birsak, Przemyslaw Musialski, Peter Wonka, Michael Wimmer
Automatic Generation of Tourist Brochures
Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of EUROGRAPHICS 2014), 33(2):449-458, April 2014. [preprint] [video]

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Abstract

We present a novel framework for the automatic generation of tourist brochures that include routing instructions and additional information presented in the form of so-called detail lenses. The first contribution of this paper is the automatic creation of layouts for the brochures. Our approach is based on the minimization of an energy function that combines multiple goals: positioning of the lenses as close as possible to the corresponding region shown in an overview map, keeping the number of lenses low, and an efficient numbering of the lenses. The second contribution is a route-aware simplification of the graph of streets used for traveling between the points of interest (POIs). This is done by reducing the graph consisting of all shortest paths through the minimization of an energy function. The output is a subset of street segments that enable traveling between all the POIs without considerable detours, while at the same time guaranteeing a clutter-free visualization.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3w7uxzSR-Y

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BibTeX

@article{birsak-2014-agtb,
  title =      "Automatic Generation of Tourist Brochures",
  author =     "Michael Birsak and Przemyslaw Musialski and Peter Wonka and
               Michael Wimmer",
  year =       "2014",
  abstract =   "We present a novel framework for the automatic generation of
               tourist brochures that include routing instructions and
               additional information presented in the form of so-called
               detail lenses. The first contribution of this paper is the
               automatic creation of layouts for the brochures. Our
               approach is based on the minimization of an energy function
               that combines multiple goals: positioning of the lenses as
               close as possible to the corresponding region shown in an
               overview map, keeping the number of lenses low, and an
               efficient numbering of the lenses. The second contribution
               is a route-aware simplification of the graph of streets used
               for traveling between the points of interest (POIs). This is
               done by reducing the graph consisting of all shortest paths
               through the minimization of an energy function. The output
               is a subset of street segments that enable traveling between
               all the POIs without considerable detours, while at the same
               time guaranteeing a clutter-free visualization.  Video:
               http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3w7uxzSR-Y",
  month =      apr,
  issn =       "1467-8659",
  journal =    "Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of EUROGRAPHICS 2014)",
  number =     "2",
  volume =     "33",
  pages =      "449--458",
  URL =        "https://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2014/birsak-2014-agtb/",
}