The goal of this project is to provide Lombardis drawings as datastructures. In a second step then, anyone can implement services on these datastructures. I do so on this site by making them searchable and explorable or use them for statistical and other calculations.
Here are screenshots of the three visualizations of the drawing Luchaire, Allivane and the Euro-Explosives Cartel c. 1980-9 and the original work:
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It shows that the algorithms used do not produce good visualizations. Perhaps the works on Lombardi graphs, that we reference in the library page, could perform better.
The question is, however, whether a non-interactive visualization of the networks is a useful service at all. We do have the perfect visualization with the original works already. An algorithm would simply try to reproduce them as close as possible and I assume that it would never reach 100%. If it would, it would be an identical reproduction of the work. Which makes no sense.
The the visualizations on this site are experiments with the data and do not try at all to imitate the works. While the interactive visualization is in fact a graphical information system since nodes can be clicked, the exported Cytoscape networks are just a cheap by-product from using that specific tool.