BioMap — Exploring the diversity of life on earth
BioMap is an interactive visualization of the diversity of life on earth. It makes use of a voronoi treemap visualization technique to present hundreds of thousands of species in a zoomable map-like interface. BioMap was used to create a multi-touch tabletop exhibit on Arthropod diversity for the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
Design: Michael Horn and Chia Shen
Software: Michael Horn
Science Advisors: James Hanken and Robert Lue, Harvard University
With Support From: The Encyclopedia of Life (eol.org)
Horn, M.S., Tobiasz, M., and Shen, C. (2009). Visualizing Biodiversity with Voronoi Treemaps. In Proc. International Symposium on Voronoi Diagrams in Science and Engineering ISVD'09, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Horn, M.S. and Shen, C. (2009). Frogs and Toads Memory: A Voronoi Twist on the Classic Children's Game. In Proc. International Symposium on Voronoi Diagrams in Science and Engineering ISVD'09, Copenhagen, Denmark.