Visual GISwaps - An Interactive Visualization Framework for Geospatial Decision Making

Goran Milutinovic, Stefan Seipel

Abstract

Different visualization techniques are frequently used in geospatial information systems (GIS) to support geospatial decision making. However, visualization in GIS context is usually limited to the initial phase of the decision-making process, i.e. situation analysis and problem recognition. This is partly due to the choice of methods used in GIS multi-criteria decision-making (GIS-MCDM) that usually deploy some non-interactive approach, leaving the decision maker little or no control over the calculation of overall values for the considered alternatives; the role of visualization is thus reduced to presenting the final results of the computations. The contributions of this paper are twofold. First, we introduce GISwaps, a novel, intuitive interactive method for decision making in geospatial context. The second and main contribution is an interactive visualization of the choice phase of the decision making process. The visualization allows the decision maker to explore the consequences of trade-offs and costs accepted during the iterative decision process, both in terms of the abstract relation between different decision variables and in spatial context.

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Milutinovic G. and Seipel S. (2018). Visual GISwaps - An Interactive Visualization Framework for Geospatial Decision Making.In Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 3: IVAPP, ISBN 978-989-758-289-9, pages 236-243. DOI: 10.5220/0006610202360243


in Bibtex Style

@conference{ivapp18,
author={Goran Milutinovic and Stefan Seipel},
title={Visual GISwaps - An Interactive Visualization Framework for Geospatial Decision Making},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 3: IVAPP,},
year={2018},
pages={236-243},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006610202360243},
isbn={978-989-758-289-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 3: IVAPP,
TI - Visual GISwaps - An Interactive Visualization Framework for Geospatial Decision Making
SN - 978-989-758-289-9
AU - Milutinovic G.
AU - Seipel S.
PY - 2018
SP - 236
EP - 243
DO - 10.5220/0006610202360243