Semi-dynamic Orthogonal Drawings of Planar Graphs

(Extended Abstract)
  • Walter Bachl
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2528)


We introduce a newapproac h to orthogonal drawings of planar graphs. We define invariants that are respected by every drawing of the graph. The invariants are the embedding together with relative positions of adjacent vertices. Insertions imply only minor changes of the invariants. This preserves the users mental map. Our technique is applicable to two-connected planar graphs with vertices of arbitrary size and degree. Newv ertices and edges can be added to the graph in O(log n) time. The algorithm produces drawings with at most m+f bends, where m and f are the number of edges and faces of the graph.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter Bachl
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  1. AG81837München

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