Abstract data

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Abstract data refers to (heterogenous) data that has no inherent spatial structure; thus it does not allow for a straightforward mapping to any geometry, but relies upon means provided by information visualization for its visual representation.

Therefore creating a virtual reality (VR) is essential to visualizing abstract data. To allow intuitive understanding and to find wide acceptance, virtual spaces will be based on a real–world analogue that intuitively (or preattentively) supports human cognitive abilities.