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The future of scientific terrain visualization


Thöny, Matthias; Billeter, Markus; Pajarola, Renato (2015). The future of scientific terrain visualization. In: ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, Bellevue, WA, USA, 3 November 2015 - 6 November 2015, 1-4.

Abstract

Terrain rendering is widely used in industry and research. GIS software packages as well as navigation systems make use of ter- rain rendering to visualize terrain information. Recent trends in research show that scientific terrain visualization is shifting more and more to an interactive analysis tool. This allows domain spe- cific users to perform visual analysis tasks within an interactive visual environment. Visual analysis tools are software package act- ing as a toolbox and providing functionality to support the work of domain specific users such as data exploration, data analysis and data presentation. Such software packages still suffer from limita- tions such as restricted or imprecise data and problems with large data handling. These challenges will also be at the core of research in scientific terrain visualization in the near future. In this paper we describe some open challenges for scientific terrain visualization in the acquisition, processing and rendering of terrain related geo- spatial information as well as new methods which could be used to address these challenges.

Abstract

Terrain rendering is widely used in industry and research. GIS software packages as well as navigation systems make use of ter- rain rendering to visualize terrain information. Recent trends in research show that scientific terrain visualization is shifting more and more to an interactive analysis tool. This allows domain spe- cific users to perform visual analysis tasks within an interactive visual environment. Visual analysis tools are software package act- ing as a toolbox and providing functionality to support the work of domain specific users such as data exploration, data analysis and data presentation. Such software packages still suffer from limita- tions such as restricted or imprecise data and problems with large data handling. These challenges will also be at the core of research in scientific terrain visualization in the near future. In this paper we describe some open challenges for scientific terrain visualization in the acquisition, processing and rendering of terrain related geo- spatial information as well as new methods which could be used to address these challenges.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Scopus Subject Areas:Physical Sciences > Earth-Surface Processes
Physical Sciences > Computer Science Applications
Physical Sciences > Modeling and Simulation
Physical Sciences > Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
Physical Sciences > Information Systems
Language:English
Event End Date:6 November 2015
Deposited On:12 Aug 2016 08:41
Last Modified:29 Apr 2020 21:55
Publisher:ACM
Number:13
ISBN:978-1-4503-3971-1
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/2820783.2820884
Related URLs:http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=2820783.2820884 (Publisher)
http://sigspatial2015.sigspatial.org/ (Organisation)
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:12912

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