Case study: Design and assessment of an enhanced geographic information system for exploration of multivariate health statistics

R. M. Edsall, Alan Maceachren, L. Pickle

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Abstract

An implementation of an interactive parallel coordinate plot linked with the ArcView® geographic information system (GIS) is presented. The integrated geographic visualization system was created for the exploratory analysis of mortality data from specific cancers as they relate, specifically spatially, to other mortality causes and to demographic and socioeconomic risk factors. The linked and interactive parallel coordinate plot was tested with and compared to a similarly interactive and linked scatterplot in usability assessments designed to assess each representation's relative effectiveness for exploration of these data sets. Evidence from these studies suggests that multivariate, spatial, and/or time series exploration is enhanced through the use of the parallel coordinate plot linked to maps.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization
EditorsK. Andrews, S. Roth, P. Chung Wong
Pages159-162
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2001
EventIEEE Symposium on Information Visualization 2001 (INFOVIS) - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 22 2001Oct 23 2001

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OtherIEEE Symposium on Information Visualization 2001 (INFOVIS)
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period10/22/0110/23/01

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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Edsall, R. M., Maceachren, A., & Pickle, L. (2001). Case study: Design and assessment of an enhanced geographic information system for exploration of multivariate health statistics. In K. Andrews, S. Roth, & P. Chung Wong (Eds.), Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization (pp. 159-162)