The LuMPB Key


This website provides some information about the Landscape Unit Mountain Pine Beetle Key (LuMPB Key). If you have any questions about this website or the software feel free to write an email to lumpbkey at



District Selection Selecting a district zooms into the map.

Landscape Unit Selection Selecting a landscape unit from the map: moving the mouse over a landscape unit displays its classification in the status bar. Left clicking on a landscape unit applies its classification as a filter on the case list.

Case Selection List of cases after selecting a landscape unit on the map: the filtered list contains 208 cases. Not all entries of the table can be displayed on the screen. Black lines in the first three columns represent the forest classification.

Filtered Table After applying additional filtering the list is reduced to 20 cases. It was also by the initial infestation. Selecting a row increases its height, allowing to print the values into it.

Case Window Initial view of the case window. Right clicking on a chart shows a context menu that -- among other options -- allows to move the chart into the main area.

Case Window Stacked bar chart comparing the time series for two management scenarios moved into focus. In this chart the attributes combined to cumulative kill are put into focus. Left clicking on a set of bars opens a tool tip showing the mean values of the different bar sections. Right beside the main area is a description of one management scenario.

Case Comparing Window The case-comparing window uses the same layout as the case window.

Case Comparing Window Comparing different cases in the stacked bar chart at year 20 with a focus on standing green pine.


LuMPB Key 1.4 - Full Version

You can download a CD image of the current version of the LuMPB Key. The CD contains the LuMPB Key software, the complete data set of the LuMPB project, and the source code of the software. You can burn the image onto a CD, use a decent file archiver to extract files, or (on Windows) use Daemon Tools to mount the image to a virtual CD drive.
On Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows 98 you can use the LuMPB Key directly from CD by running the LuMPB Key.exe. To be able to save program settings it is required to install the LuMPB Key on a hard drive. To do so, run the LuMPB Key 1.4 - Installer.exe from CD. Installing the program on a hard drive also results in better performance (faster file access).
A Linux version of the tool is provided as well. The LuMPBKey executable can be run from CD. It is statically linked against Qt4.1.5 and requires the following libs:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, /lib/

Download: CD Image (.iso, Size: 89.5 MB, md5checksum: 8634ab4c5f559f93724e46599e1f0b5f, Release Date: 2007-07-27)


The LuMPB Key: A Multiple View Interface to Explore High Dimensional Mountain Pine Beetle Simulation Data


In this paper we present the Landscape Unit Mountain Pine Beetle Key (LuMPB Key) - a tool for assessing different mountain pine beetle (MPB) management scenarios on a landscape scale under various conditions. Based on a conceptual model of the simulation data we develop a multiple view interface which provides access to and exploration of the data. Different management scenarios can be compared and a given management scenario can be considered under varying simulation conditions, such as forest type, climate, and degree of initial beetle infestation. On the one hand we use a multiple view interface to provide understandable chunks of information. On the other hand we use it to communicate that different views of the data exist. Views are optionally linked together to support this awareness of possible different ways of looking at this data.


Lothar Schlesier, Josie Hughes, Andrew Fall, and M. Sheelagh T. Carpendale. The LuMPB Key: A Multiple View Interface to Explore High Dimensional Mountain Pine Beetle Simulation Data. In Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Coordinated and Multiple Views in Exploratory Visualization (CMV 2006, July 4th, 2006, London, Great Britain), pages 31-41, 2006. IEEE Press. (PDF, 11 pages, 0.64 MB) (BibTex) (DOI)


This website is maintained by Lothar Schlesier.
last modified: 2007-12-02 11:31:46