I am currently researching alternatives for algorithms to help in
decluttering Track information in a Traffic Management program that my
company makes. I've been doing a lot of searching and haven't turned
up any real good sources as yet. Any help would be appriciated.
The custoimer requirements are as follows. Each Track in the system
can have a label containing at most 25 charactors per line, and have
at most four lines. The Labels can be moved and parked anywhere on
the screen, and will remain connected to their associated track using
a line. Each Label has two modes, simple or complete, so the size of
each Tracks label could vary both in width and height. What they want
is a De-clutter function that will automatically move labels in areas
where tracks are densely populated so that all labels are visible with
no overlap. The software would have to take into account that the
geographic view can be zoomed in or out, and that certain labels (ones
that are parked) can't be moved.
Does anyone have any suggestions of papers or sites that might help me
get a start on this?