Prof. Dr. Jürgen Döllner


Forschung und Lehre


Tel.: +49-(0)331 5509-3917
Fax: +49-(0)331 5509-172
Room: H-2.21
Email: stefan.buschmann(at)hpi.de

Research Interests

  • Visualization of massive spatio-temporal data
  • Flight traffic visualization
  • Real-Time Rendering
  • Visual Analytics


Real-Time Visualization of Massive Movement Data in Digital Landscapes

Buschmann, Stefan; Trapp, Matthias; Döllner, Jürgen in 16th Conference on Digital Landscape Architecture (DLA 2015) page 213-220 . 2015 .

Due to continuing advances in sensor technology and increasing availability of digital infrastructure that allows for acquisition, transfer, and storage of big data sets, large amounts of movement data (e.g., road, naval, or air-traffic) become available. In the near future, movement data such as traffic data may even be available in real-time. In a growing number of application fields (e.g., landscape planning and design, urban development, and infrastructure planning), movement data enables new analysis and simulation applications. In this paper, we present an interactive technique for visualizing massive 3D movement trajectories. It is based on mapping massive movement data to graphics primitives and their visual variables in real-time, supporting a number of visualization schemes such as sphere, line, or tube-based trajectories, including animations of direction and speed. This generic technique enhances the functionality of VR and interactive 3D systems using virtual environments such as digital landscape models, city models, or virtual globes by adding support for this important category of spatio-temporal data.
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  • Presentation of the GTX visualization framework for climate networks at EGU 2016, Vienna, Austria (04/2016)
  • "Real-Time Visualization of Massive Movement Data in Digital Landscapes", Digital Landscape Architecture 2015, Dessau, Germany (06/2015)
  • "Real-Time Animated Visualization of Massive Air-Traffic Trajectories", CyberWorlds 2014, Santander, Spain (10/2014)
  • "A visual-analytics framework for network-based geo-temporal data", Seminar on Complex Networks, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), (10/2013)
  • "Towards Visualizing Geo-Referenced Climate Networks", GeoViz Hamburg 2013, Hamburg, Germany (2013)
  • "Challenges and Approaches for the Visualization of Movement Trajectories in 3D Geovirtual Environments", GeoVA(t) Workshop - Time To Focus On Time, Columbus, Ohio, USA (2012)
  • "Dichte- und Distanzanalyse massiver raumzeitlicher Bewegungsdaten", Geoinformatik 2012, Braunschweig, Germany (2012)
  • "Framework for Interactive Analysis and Visualization of Flight Traffic Data", Summer School on Moving Objects and Knowledge Discovery, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium (2011)


Winter term 2015/16:

  • Seminar "Systems Engineering for Software Analytics"

Summer term 2015:

  • Lecture "3D-Computergraphics I" (tutor)
  • Seminar "Graphics programming with C++ and OpenGL"

Winter term 2014/15:

  • Preparation Course "Programming with C++"
  • Seminar "Game Programming"

Summer term 2014:

  • Seminar "Graphics programming with C++ and OpenGL"

Winter term 2013/14:

  • Seminar "Game Programming"

Summer term 2013:

  • Seminar "Graphics programming with C++ and OpenGL"

Winter term 2012/13:

  • Seminar "3D Visualization"

Summer term 2012:

  • Lecture "Visualization" (tutor)

Winter term 2011/12:

  • Seminar "Game-Programming"

Summer term 2011:

  • Lecture "Geovisualization" (tutor)
  • Lecture "3D-Computergraphics I" (tutor)
  • Seminar "Multimedia/Graphics libraries and systems"