Landscape Maps for Enterprise Architectures

  • Leendert van der Torre
  • Marc M. Lankhorst
  • Hugo ter Doest
  • Jan T. P. Campschroer
  • Farhad Arbab
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4001)


Landscape maps are a technique for visualizing enterprise architectures. They present architectural elements in the form of an easy to understand 2D ’map’. A landscape map view on architectures provides non-technical stakeholders, such as managers, with a high-level overview, without burdening them with technicalities of architectural drawings. In this paper we discuss the use of and techniques for landscape maps. A formal model for landscape maps is introduced as the basis of visualization and interaction techniques. Moreover, we show how a landscape map can be generated from its underlying model. Finally we show several interaction techniques, for example to build a landscape map from scratch, independently of an underlying model, or to change a landscape map together with its underlying model.


Business Process Call Center Object Constraint Language Interaction Technique Enterprise Architecture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leendert van der Torre
    • 1
  • Marc M. Lankhorst
    • 2
  • Hugo ter Doest
    • 2
  • Jan T. P. Campschroer
    • 3
  • Farhad Arbab
    • 4
  1. 1.University of LuxembourgLuxembourg
  2. 2.Telematica InstituutEnschedeThe Netherlands
  3. 3.OrdinaThe Netherlands
  4. 4.CWIAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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