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2015
Springer

Labeling Streets Along a Route in Interactive 3D Maps Using Billboards

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Labeling Streets Along a Route in Interactive 3D Maps Using Billboards
We consider the problem of labeling linear objects, such as streets, in interactive 3D maps, where the user can continuously pan, zoom, and rotate a perspective view of the scene. We dynamically annotate streets that belong to a user’s route, assuming that the future course of the route, within the currently visible part of the map, is known or well predicted. We use billboards as annotations, that is, each label is a rectangle holding the annotation text, is oriented towards the user, placed at some distance above the midpoint of the street to be labeled, and connected to the point by a vertical line segment, the leader. Our goal is to maintain an overlap-free labeling that reacts to changes of the view in real time. To this end, we dynamically vary the lengths of the leaders. In order to achieve that labels move smoothly, we do not strictly forbid label–label overlaps. We present a force-directed algorithm that applies forces to labels to cause overlapping labels to repel each ot...
Nadine Schwartges, Benjamin Morgan, Jan-Henrik Hau
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Updated 13 Apr 2016
Type Journal
Year 2015
Where AGILE
Authors Nadine Schwartges, Benjamin Morgan, Jan-Henrik Haunert, Alexander Wolff
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