Visual analytics of multidimensional time-dependent trails: with applications in shape tracking

van der Zwan, M. A. T., 2018, [Groningen]: University of Groningen. 207 p.

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  • Matthew Anthony Thomas van der Zwan
Lots of data collected for both scientific and non-scientific purposes have similar characteristics: changing over time with many different properties. For example, consider the trajectory of an airplane travelling from one location to the other. Not only does the airplane itself move over time, but its heading, height and speed are changing at the same time.
During this research, we investigated different ways to collect and visualze data with these characteristics. One practical application being for an automated milking device which needs to be able to determine the position of a cow's teats. By visualizing all data which is generated during the tracking process we can acquire insights in the working of the tracking system and identify possibilites for improvement which should lead to better recognition of the teats by the machine.
Another important result of the research is a method which can be used to efficiently process a large amount of trajectory data and visualize this in a simplified manner. This has lead to a system which can be used to show the movement of all airplanes around the world for a period of multiple weeks.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Telea, Alexandru, Supervisor
  • Wilkinson, Michael, Co-supervisor
  • Linsen, L. (Lars), Assessment committee, External person
  • Hurter, Christophe, Assessment committee
  • Biehl, M. , Assessment committee
Award date5-Oct-2018
Place of Publication[Groningen]
Print ISBNs978-94-034-0851-4
Electronic ISBNs978-94-034-0850-7
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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