Rethinking the usage and experience of clustering in web mapping

Fürhoff, Loïc (School of Management and Engineering Vaud, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland)

Although the notion of ‘too many markers’ have been mentioned in several research, in practice, displaying hundreds of Points of Interests (POI) on a web map in two dimensions with an acceptable usability remains a real challenge nowadays. Web practitioners often make excessive use of clustering aggregation to overcome performance bottlenecks without effectively resolving issues of perceived performance. This paper tries to bring a broad awareness by identifying a sample of experience issues which describe a general reality of clustering, and provide a pragmatic survey of potential technologies optimisations. At the end, we discuss the usage of technologies and the lack of documented client-server workflows, along with the need to enlarge our vision of the various clutter reduction methods.


Note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, The HCI International 2020, 22nd International Conference on HUman-Computer-Interactional conference venue in Copenhagen was cancelled. The proceedings of the online conference are however published according to the original schedule.


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Conference Type:
full paper
Faculty:
Ingénierie et Architecture
School:
HEIG-VD
Institute:
MEI - Media Engineering Institute
Publisher:
Copenhagen, Denmark, 19-24 July 2020
Date:
2020-07
Copenhagen, Denmark
19-24 July 2020
Pagination:
20 p.
Published in:
Lecture Notes in Computer Science ; Proceedings of HCI International 2020, 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 19-24 July 2020, Copenhagen, Denmark
Series Statement:
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 12184
DOI:
ISSN:
0302-9743
ISBN:
978-3-030-50019-1
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