Monday, October 3, 2011

Reaction : Over Two Decades of Integration-Based, Geometric Flow Visualization

The authors review the literature on flow visualization and comments on the progress made and discusses the challenges that are present. The datasets for flow visualization are large,time dependent and multivariate. According to the authors, the main challenges in flow visualization are volume of data, processing time and perception. The four different categories of visualization - direct, dense texture-based, integration-based geometric and feature-based are briefly explained.

Unlike the other papers, only an overview of the concepts are given and the authors encourage the readers to read papers in their area of interest by providing a list of papers based on integration based geometric methods for flow visualization.I liked the authors' approach of briefly explaining the concepts by listing the pros and cons of different techniques. Also, the most common terminologies used are explained in detail helping the reader understand better.