Mapcube, a high performance spatial visualization system for traffic data, was developed by spatial databases and data mining group at University of Minnesota. The Mapcube can be illustrated by the dimension lattice using a Minneapolis-St. Paul traffic data. The concept of data cube is the engine behind the MapCube. Traffic data for highways in Twin Cities area are available from Jan, 1997 to Jun, 1997 for demonstration purpose.


Shashi Shekhar (Prof., Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering, U. of Minnesota)

Chang-Tien Lu (Assistant Prof., Dept. of Computer Science, VirginiaTech.)

Pusheng Zhang (Ph.D. Candidate, Dept of Computer Science & Engineering, U. of Minnesota)

Rulin Liu

Traffic Visualization:

Mapcube Home

Highway-Time Map

2D data cube map

Compare 2 Traffic Videos

Traffic Video

Software Download

CubeView Documentation

Related Publications:

Map Cube: A Visualization Tool for Spatial Data Warehouses, as Chapter of Geographic Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery. Harvey J. Miller and Jiawei Han (eds.), Taylor and Francis, 2001, ISBN 0-415-23369-0, S. Shekhar, C.T. Lu, X. Tan, S. Chawla,

CubeView: A System for Traffic Data Visualization, Proceedings of the Fifth IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2002, S. Shekhar, C.T. Lu, R. Liu, and C. Zhou

Data Mining for Selective Visualization of Large Spatial Datasets, in the Proceedings of 14th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI '03), Nov. 2002, S. Shekhar, C.T. Lu, P. Zhang, and R. Liu

Graph-based Outlier Detection : Algorithms and Applications (A Summary of Results), in the Proceedings of the Seventh ACM SIGKDD Int'l Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2001), Aug. 2001, S. Shekhar, C.T. Lu, and P. Zhang