SpaceTree: a novel node-link tree browser

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Project description:


Jesse Grosjean, Faculty Research Assistant and main developer
Catherine Plaisant, Associate Research Scientist, HCIL
Ben Bederson, Assistant Professor, Computer Science


Watch the 2002 video uploaded on YouTube: URL:

SpaceTree is one of the HCIL Products available for licensing by the Office of Technology Commercialization at the University of Maryland.  Please read the licensing terms carefully and register first.  This will lead you to the download area.  By downloading SpaceTree, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of the SpaceTree Noncommercial Use License. If you need more information on licensing SpaceTree and its source code please contact the Office of Technology Commercialisation.

Download: (Java application, requires Java 1.4) - 1.9 Mg - April. 2003

Video demo of version 1.1(orgchart) 5.6 Mg
Video demo of version 1.1 (find planaria) 2.7 Mg

Warning: As of 2020 the Java Applets do not run on web browsers for security reasons. We have been successful running them by installing a google chrome extension called CheerpJ Applet Runner.

APPLET DEMO (requires Java 1.4 - partial demo - still runs as of July 2014)

Java Web Start Demo (Probably cannot work anymore... Requires Java 1.4 and Java Web Start installed on your computer.) .

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