My chair Chair of GeoVisual Analytics and Cartography (GVAC) deals with two major research questions:
- How to offer a diversity of visual representations that support the user during any phase of the spatio-temporal data handling process?
- How can these visualizations help to understand the information displayed, improve insight, and support reasoning and decision making?
These high level question translate into three operational questions: What is the most suitable graphic representation? (data, use context, design); What is the best working environment? (functionality and visualization strategy); Does it work? (efficiency, effectiveness, satisfaction).
My current personal research interests are releated to mapping time in the context of geovisual analytics and cartography, with a focus on movement data. These activities are driven by the question ‘How to design maps such that the temporal component of the map content is properly expressed and tells the story of change’.