Dynamic Label Placement for Forensic Case Visualization

Christof Sirk, Denis Kalkofen, Dieter Schmalstieg, Alexander Bornik

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference paperpeer-review


Forensic case analysis and in court presentation requires comprehensible illustrations and animations offi ndings and their relations to the course of events. Often this can only be achieved by adding textual descriptions. From a systems point of view, this requires automated label placement functionality for scenes composed of translucent polyhedral models and volumes, which we
achieve through tight integration of the automated label placement algorithm and the hybrid volume/suiface rendering system. Our method exploits transparency in order to place labels close to their anchors, either inside the scene, on-top or outside the occupied screen region. Inside placement makes it possible to zoom into the dataset, leads to more temporal coherency, and
improves layout quality, especially for large numbers of labels. New measures for scene content importance and label occlusion prevent masking of important scene details by labels and vice versa.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEG/VGTC Conference on Visualization (Eurovis'17)
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventEuroVis European Conference on Visualization: EuroVis 2017 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 12 Jun 201716 Jun 2017


ConferenceEuroVis European Conference on Visualization
Abbreviated titleEuroVis 2017
Internet address


Dive into the research topics of 'Dynamic Label Placement for Forensic Case Visualization'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this