Visualization program

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Visualization programs are computer programs which can be used to visualize, for example, data, information or results, eluting under visualization means an optical illustration or graphical representation. The basis is that visual information can convey certain complex content more easily than a string of texts and numbers. Depending on the program, various diagrams such as pie, line or bar charts, organizational charts, Gantt charts, flow charts, network plans, cause-and-effect diagrams, block diagrams, etc. can be created.

A distinction is made between different programs, depending on the area of ​​application:

Business graphics
  • Business graphics programs such as Microsoft Visio , ConceptDraw, Edraw or Dia (from the GNOME project). They can generally be used to create diagrams such as B. Create cause-effect, flow, bar, line, column and pie charts, but also network plans.
Organizational charts
Mind map
Project management
Office applications
Process visualization
Building visualization
  • As part of the building management system , the actual and target values ​​of the building automation are visualized. Programs are u. a. CometVisu , EisBär or the QuadClient on the GIRA HomeServer or FacilityServer.
Scientific visualization
Geographic information systems

Generally speaking, vector drawing programs such as Inkscape , CorelDRAW , -Draw and Adobe Illustrator etc. can be used for technical diagrams or porting.

See also

  • Graphviz program package for the visualization of graphs
  • Information visualization - the subject that deals with the graphical representation of large amounts of data that are not directly associated with physical states and processes.