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


Challenges and Approaches for the Visualization of Movement Trajectories in 3D Geovirtual Environments

Buschmann, Stefan; Trapp, Matthias; Döllner, Jürgen , 2012 .

The visualization of trajectories and their attributes represents an essential functionality for spatio-temporal data visualization and analysis. Many visualization methods, however, focus mainly on sparse 2D movements or consider only the 2D components of movements. This paper is concerned with true 3D movement data, i.e., movements that take place in the three-dimensional space and which characteristics significantly depend an all dimensions. In this case, spatio-temporal visualization approaches need to map all three spatial dimensions together with required mappings for associated attributes. We describe visualization approaches for true 3D movement data and evaluate their application within 3D geovirtual environments. We also identify challenges and propose approaches for the interactive visualization of 3D movement data using 3D geovirtual environments as scenery.
Further Information
Tags cgs interactive_3D_visualization spatio-temporal_data trajectories visual_analytics


  • 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"