MusicGalaxy (2010)


How to deal with unavoidable projection errors (“wormholes”) in map-based visualizations?


Visualize wormholes through adaptive distortion of the map and facilitate navigation “through wormholes” into distant regions.

Core Technologies

  • map generation: landmark multidimensional scaling (Landmark MDS)
  • map distortion: Adaptive SpringLens technique (grid-based distortion)
  • track distance/similarity measure: manually adaptable
  • implementation: Java using QT Jambi for visualization