POPMUSIC for the point feature label placement problem
Point feature label placement is the problem of placing text labels adjacent to point features on a map so as to maximize legibility. The goal is to choose positions for the labels that do not give rise to label overlaps and that minimize obscuration of features. A practical goal is to minimize the number of overlaps while considering cartographic preferences. This article proposes a new heuristic for solving the point feature label placement problem based on the application of the POPMUSIC frame. Computational experiments show that the proposed heuristic outperformed other recent metaheuristics approaches in the literature. Experiments with problem instances involving up to 10 million points show that the computational time of the proposed heuristic increases almost linearly with the problem size. New problem instances based on real data with more than 13,000 labels are proposed.
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