Bertin - Special topic

Bertin’s Sémiologie Graphique @ 50 – I

6603.1 - Multivariate Label-based Thematic Maps

Thursday, July 6
2:50 PM - 3:10 PM
Location: Virginia A

We combine the approaches of typographic variation in labels with cartograms to create multivariate labelled cartograms. These multivariate labelled cartograms can scale to a large number of entities and a large number of data attributes. We also introduce techniques of positional and proportional encoding which apply attributes to only portions of labels thereby aiding the encoding of many data at-tributes or quantitative data.

Richard Brath

PhD Student
London South Bank University

Richard Brath has been involved in the design and development of interactive visualizations for the last 25 years. These include an early web-based 3D financial visualization (1996); to a wide variety of visualizations in use today by hundreds of thousands of users. Together with David Jonker, Richard published Graph Analysis and Visualization with Wiley books (2015). Richard is a partner at Uncharted Software. He has degrees in both design and computer science. Richard remains active in research with expanding interests to typography and cartography. Richard is currently pursuing a PhD at London South Bank University.


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Alan M. MacEachren

Professor of Geography
Penn State University

Alan M. MacEachren is Professor of Geography, Affiliate Professor of Information Sciences & Technology, and Director of the GeoVISTA Center at the Pennsylvania State University. MacEachren’s research foci include: geovisual analytics, cartography, geovisualization, geographical information retrieval/geoparsing, visual semiotics, spatial cognition, human-centered systems, user-centered design, geocollaboration. He is author of How Maps Work: Representation, Visualization and Design and Some Truth with Maps, as well as co-editor of additional books and journal special issues. He chaired the ICA Commission on Visualization (1999-2005). MacEachren is an Honorary Fellow of the ICA (2005) and was elected as a Fellow of AAAS in 2014.


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