Dynamic 2.5D Treemaps Using Declarative 3D on the Web
Limberger, Daniel; Scheibel, Willy; Lemme, Stefan; Döllner, Jürgen
The 2.5D treemap represents a general purpose visualization technique to map multi-variate hierarchical data in a scalable, interactive, and consistent way used in a number of application fields. In this paper, we explore the capabilities of Declarative 3D for the web-based implementation of 2.5D treemap clients. Particularly, we investigate how X3DOM and XML3D can be used to implement clients with equivalent features that interactively display 2.5D treemaps with dynamic mapping of attributes. We also show a first step towards a glTF-based implementation. These approaches are benchmarked focusing on their interaction capabilities with respect to rendering and speed of dynamic data mapping. We discuss the results for our representative example of a complex 3D interactive visualization technique and summerize recommendations for improvements towards operational web clients.
In Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Web3D Technology (Web3D '16), pp. 33-36, Anaheim, CA, USA, July 22-24, 2016