A Taxonomy of Treemap Visualization Techniques

Willy Scheibel, Matthias Trapp, Daniel Limberger, Jürgen Döllner

Abstract

A treemap is a visualization that has been specifically designed to facilitate the exploration of tree-structured data and, more general, hierarchically structured data. The family of visualization techniques that use a visual metaphor for parent-child relationships based “on the property of containment” (Johnson, 1993) is commonly referred to as treemaps. However, as the number of variations of treemaps grows, it becomes increasingly important to distinguish clearly between techniques and their specific characteristics. This paper proposes to discern between Space-filling Treemap TS, Containment Treemap TC, Implicit Edge Representation Tree TIE, and Mapped Tree TMT for classification of hierarchy visualization techniques and highlights their respective properties. This taxonomy is created as a hyponymy, i.e., its classes have an is-a relationship to one another: TS TC TIE TMT. With this proposal, we intend to stimulate a discussion on a more unambiguous classification of treemaps and, furthermore, broaden what is understood by the concept of treemap itself.

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Scheibel W., Trapp M., Limberger D. and Döllner J. (2020). A Taxonomy of Treemap Visualization Techniques.In Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 3: IVAPP, ISBN 978-989-758-402-2, pages 273-280. DOI: 10.5220/0009153902730280


in Bibtex Style

@conference{ivapp20,
author={Willy Scheibel and Matthias Trapp and Daniel Limberger and Jürgen Döllner},
title={A Taxonomy of Treemap Visualization Techniques},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 3: IVAPP,},
year={2020},
pages={273-280},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009153902730280},
isbn={978-989-758-402-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 3: IVAPP,
TI - A Taxonomy of Treemap Visualization Techniques
SN - 978-989-758-402-2
AU - Scheibel W.
AU - Trapp M.
AU - Limberger D.
AU - Döllner J.
PY - 2020
SP - 273
EP - 280
DO - 10.5220/0009153902730280