The Graph Drawing Server

  • Stina Bridgeman
  • Roberto Tamassia
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2265)


There are many obstacles in the way of someone wishing to make use of existing graph drawing technology— software installation and data conversion can be time-consuming and may be prohibitively difficult for the casual or novice user, and software may be limited to a particular platform or provided interface. The Graph Drawing Server (GDS) [2] seeks to remove many of these obstacles by providing a graph drawing and translation service with an easy-to-use webbased interface1. A user needs only a commonly-available web browser to access a variety of algorithms, without having to install any additional software or do any format translations (once the data is in one of many supported formats). GDS has received over 62,000 requests from 43 countries since June 1996.


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    S. Bridgeman, A. Garg, and R. Tamassia. A graph drawing and translation service on the WWW. Internat. J. Comput. Geom. Appl., 9(4/5):419–446, 1999.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stina Bridgeman
    • 1
  • Roberto Tamassia
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceColgate UniversityHamiltonUSA
  2. 2.Center for Geometric ComputingBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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