News Globe: Visualization of Geolocalized News Articles

Nicholas Ingulfsen, Simone Schaub-Meyer, Markus Gross and Tobias Günther

IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 2022


The number of online news articles available nowadays is rapidly increasing. When exploring articles on online news portals, navigation is mostly limited to the most recent ones. The spatial context and the history of topics are not immediately accessible. To support readers in the exploration or research of articles in large datasets, we developed an interactive 3D globe visualization. We worked with datasets from multiple online news portals containing up to 45000 articles. Using agglomerative hierarchical clustering, we represent the referenced locations of news articles on a globe with different levels of detail. We employ two interaction schemes for navigating the viewpoint on the visualization, including support for hand-held devices and desktop PCs, and provide search functionality and interactive filtering. Based on this framework, we explore additional modules for jointly exploring the spatial and temporal domain of the dataset and incorporating live news into the visualization.



  author = {Ingulfsen, Nicholas and Schaub-Meyer, Simone and Gross, Markus and G{\"u}nther, Tobias},
  title = {News Globe: Visualization of Geolocalized News Articles},
  journal = {IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications},
  volume = {42},
  number = {4},
  pages = {40-51},
  year = {2022},
  publisher = {IEEE},
  doi = {10.1109/MCG.2021.3127434},