Automatic generation of tourist brochures

Michael Birsak, Przemyslaw Musialski, Peter Wonka, Michael Wimmer

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Abstract

We present a novel framework for the automatic generation of tourist brochures that include routing instructions and additional information presented in the form of so-called detail lenses. The first contribution of this paper is the automatic creation of layouts for the brochures. Our approach is based on the minimization of an energy function that combines multiple goals: positioning of the lenses as close as possible to the corresponding region shown in an overview map, keeping the number of lenses low, and an efficient numbering of the lenses. The second contribution is a route-aware simplification of the graph of streets used for traveling between the points of interest (POIs). This is done by reducing the graph consisting of all shortest paths through the minimization of an energy function. The output is a subset of street segments that enable traveling between all the POIs without considerable detours, while at the same time guaranteeing a clutter-free visualization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)449-458
Number of pages10
JournalComputer Graphics Forum
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Birsak, M., Musialski, P., Wonka, P., & Wimmer, M. (2014). Automatic generation of tourist brochures. Computer Graphics Forum, 33(2), 449-458. https://doi.org/10.1111/cgf.12333