ChronoZoom Hierarchical Time Tree
Explore the ChronoZoom data in a novel visualisation: a crossover between a visual timeline and a collapsible tree.
Timelines can be expanded and collapsed, while their titles remain readable at all zoom levels. Exhibits â€“ curated collections of information placed in the timelines â€“ are viewed in a designated viewer without having to zoom into the main timelines.
Click the timelines to expand and/or focus on the selected timeline.
Drag and scroll to pan and zoom the layout.
Read more about the project here.
The compact layout allows one to get a sense of the dataset as a whole as well as exploring individual timelines and comparing events across time.
- Visualisation currently struggles with rendering elements at deep zoom levels
Parts of the code are based on Mike Bostock's example of a collapsible tree found here: http://bl.ocks.org/mbostock/4339083
The background image is "Star Scape" by Gord Spence from http://www.flickr.com/photos/rev_aviator/3222739207/ (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)