This paper explores the visualization techniques, design objectives, implementation trade-offs, and results of creating visualization tools for evaluating data from a space based sensor which is estimated to produce 8 Gigabytes of data a day for approximately 20 months. Effectiveness of visualization tools is evaluated in terms of data accessibility and user control over visual information. Visual presentation is also evaluated as a contributing factor to the perceived effectiveness and success of these tools.
Shaun M. Oborn,
Dean S. Garlick,
"Effective visualization tools for large data sets", Proc. SPIE 2178, Visual Data Exploration and Analysis, (4 April 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.172075; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.172075