`%0 Conference Proceedings`

`%4 sid.inpe.br/banon/2002/11.07.09.50`

`%2 sid.inpe.br/banon/2002/11.07.09.50.04`

`%A Lozada, Luis A. P.,`

`%A Mendonça, C. X.,`

`%A Stolfi, Jorge,`

`%T Visualization of three-dimensional maps`

`%B Brazilian Symposium on Computer Graphics and Image Processing, 13 (SIBGRAPI)`

`%D 2000`

`%E Carvalho, Paulo Cezar Pinto,`

`%E Walter, Marcelo,`

`%8 October`

`%J Los Alamitos`

`%I IEEE Computer Society`

`%C Gramado, RS, Brazil`

`%K data visualisation, three-dimensional map visualization, 3D manifold, topological polyhedra, combinatorial description, geometric realization, aesthetic criteria, energy functions, R/sup 3/, multi-celled solid object, specialized rendering techniques, data visualization.`

`%X A three-dimensional map is a partition of a 3D manifold into topological polyhedra. We consider the problem of visualizing the topology of a three-dimensional map given only its combinatorial description. Our solution starts by automatically constructing a "nice" geometric realization of the map in R/sup m/, for some m/spl ges/4. The geometric realization is chosen by optimizing certain aesthetic criteria, measured by energy functions. We then project this model to R/sup 3/, and display the resulting multi-celled solid object with a variety of specialized rendering techniques.`

`%P 251-258`

`%O The conference was held in Gramado, RS, Brazil, from October 17 to 20.`

`%1 SBC - Brazilian Computer Society`

`%3 251-258.pdf`