Discrete & Computational Geometry

, Volume 39, Issue 1–3, pp 455–459 | Cite as

Visibility Graphs of Point Sets in the Plane

  • Florian PfenderEmail author


The visibility graph \(\mathcal {V}(X)\) of a discrete point set X⊂ℝ2 has vertex set X and an edge xy for every two points x,yX whenever there is no other point in X on the line segment between x and y. We show that for every graph G, there is a point set X∈ℝ2, such that the subgraph of \(\mathcal {V}(X\cup \mathbb {Z}^{2})\) induced by X is isomorphic to G. As a consequence, we show that there are visibility graphs of arbitrary high chromatic number with clique number 6 settling a question by Kára, Pór and Wood.


Line Segment Prime Number Chromatic Number Discrete Comput Geom Visibility Graph 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MA 6-2TU BerlinBerlinGermany

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