Artistic Metro Maps

Oliver Pilizar
Artistic Metro Maps

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  • Publication Type: Bachelor Thesis
  • Workgroup(s)/Project(s):
  • Date: June 2020
  • Date (to): June 2020
  • Matrikelnummer: 01525787
  • First Supervisor: Hsiang-Yun Wu

Abstract

The creation of visually pleasing artistic metro maps usually requires a designer and a lot of effort, and while the automatic generation of regular metro maps has been done via several methods, none focus on the artistic aspect. To make the process easier for designers this thesis introduces a method that automatically creates maps that can either be used as they are, or used as baseline for the future design process. The goal of this thesis is to find a method and based on that create a prototype that generates metro maps in arbitrary shapes that simply requires the map and contour as input. Additional parameters are supposed to allow a user to make adjustments if so desired. The general approach is to first prepare the map as well as the contour for the following least squares calculations that reshape the map in a way to fit the contour and then create the look of a typical metro map. To test the algorithm and showcase its results it is applied to two different maps and seven different shapes. These results indicate that the introduced approach is capable of creating metro maps in arbitrary shapes, but need further adjustments by a designer to finalize the map.

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@bachelorsthesis{Pilizar_-2020-bachelor,
  title =      "Artistic Metro Maps",
  author =     "Oliver Pilizar",
  year =       "2020",
  abstract =   "The creation of visually pleasing artistic metro maps
               usually requires a designer and a lot of effort, and while
               the automatic generation of regular metro maps has been done
               via several methods, none focus on the artistic aspect. To
               make the process easier for designers this thesis introduces
               a method that automatically creates maps that can either be
               used as they are, or used as baseline for the future design
               process. The goal of this thesis is to find a method and
               based on that create a prototype that generates metro maps
               in arbitrary shapes that simply requires the map and contour
               as input. Additional parameters are supposed to allow a user
               to make adjustments if so desired. The general approach is
               to first prepare the map as well as the contour for the
               following least squares calculations that reshape the map in
               a way to fit the contour and then create the look of a
               typical metro map. To test the algorithm and showcase its
               results it is applied to two different maps and seven
               different shapes. These results indicate that the introduced
               approach is capable of creating metro maps in arbitrary
               shapes, but need further adjustments by a designer to
               finalize the map.",
  month =      jun,
  address =    "Favoritenstrasse 9-11/E193-02, A-1040 Vienna, Austria",
  school =     "Research Unit of Computer Graphics, Institute of Visual
               Computing and Human-Centered Technology, Faculty of
               Informatics, TU Wien ",
  URL =        "/research/publications/2020/Pilizar_-2020-bachelor/",
}