VALA2016 CONCURRENT SESSION 8: Geek Speak
Wednesday 10 February 2016, 12:00 – 12:30
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2016-proceedings/vala2016-session-8-betti
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Thom Castermans, Bettina Speckmann and Kevin Verbeek
Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
and Hein van den Berg
VU Amsterdam & University of Groningen
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This paper presents the current state of development of GlamMap, a visualisation tool that displays library metadata on an interactive, computer-generated geographic map. The focus in the paper is on the most crucial improvement achieved in the development of the tool: GlamMapping Trove. The visualisation of Trove’s sixty-million book records is possible thanks to an improved database structure, more efficient data retrieval, and more scalable visualisation algorithms. The paper analyses problems encountered in visualising massive datasets, describes remaining challenges for the tool, and presents a use case demonstrating GlamMap’s ability to serve researchers in the history of ideas.
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