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JBE, vol. 23, no. 1, pp.36-44, January, 2018


Spatio-temporal Data Visualization Survey for VR and AR Environment

Hyunjoo Song

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VR(Virtual Reality) and AR(Augmented Reality) devices are becoming more common, and the need for proper contents presentation techniques in such environments has been growing ever since the popularization of the devices. One of the contents is the spatio-temporal data, which has become more prominent since it could be both generated and consumed by a large number of ordinary users. In this work, the researcher analyzed the characteristics of spatio-temporal data as a source for visualization in VR and AR environment, and categorized prior visualization methods for such data, which were devised for traditional monitors. The researcher also reviewed the hardware specification of state-of-the-art devices, and examined the possibility of adopting the previous visualization approaches. This work is expected to contribute in designing spatio-temporal visualization for VR and AR environment by utilizing their unique characteristics.

Keyword: Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Spatio-temporal Data, Information Visualization

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