Model driven visualisation of climate change scenarios (part II)

This is the second of a series of presentations given at the MODSIM / ISPRS WGII/6 session on Visualisation in support of management decisions.

Title of this presentation: “Model driven visualisation of climate change scenarios”
Prof Ian Bishop

A copy of the refereed paper can downloaded from the MODSIM conference website:

Model driven visualisation of climate change scenarios (part I)

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This is the second of a series of presentations given at the MODSIM / ISPRS WGII/6 session on Visualisation in support of management decisions.

Title of this presentation: “Model driven visualisation of climate change scenarios”
Prof Ian Bishop

A copy of the refereed paper can downloaded from the MODSIM conference website:

Building a 3D object Library for visualising landscape futures (part II)

This is the first of a series of presentations given at the MODSIM / ISPRS WGII/6 session on Visualisation in support of management decisions.

Title of this presentation: “Building a 3D Object Library for visualising landscape futures”
Dr Chris Pettit
Falak Sheth

A copy of the refereed paper can downloaded from the MODSIM conference website:

Building a 3D object Library for visualising landscape futures (part I)

This is the first of a series of presentations given at the MODSIM / ISPRS WGII/6 session on Visualisation in support of management decisions.

Title of this presentation: “Building a 3D Object Library for visualising landscape futures”
Dr Chris Pettit
Falak Sheth

A copy of the refereed paper can downloaded from the MODSIM conference website:

The 14th International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling – 1st Announcement for Papers

The  14th International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling will be held in Hong Kong 26-28th May 2010. The Geographical Visualization and Virtual Reality Working Group will be organising sessions on the visualization of spatial data. Abstracts due 31st August 2009. We encourage you to submit an abstract /paper and join us in Hong Kong in 2010. For further information on the symposium visit http://isgis.lsgi.polyu.edu.hk

CryEngine 3 Preview – Landscape Visualization Toolkit

Crysis and the current CryEngine 2 is one of the most powerful landscape based game engines available. Complete with ‘Sandbox’ mode it allows landscapes to be imported and populated with geographic features in realtime with the addition of advanced weather and lighting components. Crytek, the developers of the engine have released a preview of the next generation, the CryEngine 3.

If the toolkit is anywhere near as good as the current version then the CryEngine 3 has the potential to be the first choice for those involved in the landscape generation and visualization.

LiDAR and Historic Landscape Visualization


A Virtual Stonehenge Landscape from Wessex Archaeology on Vimeo.

LiDAR is becoming a common way to scan and visualize hidden parts of the the landscape and results of a LiDAR survey around the area of Stonehenge in the United Kingdom are a case in point.

Prehistoric burial mounds (barrows), the great Cursus (a 2km Neolithic monument), the Bronze Age Avenue which links Stonehenge to the River Avon, and other henges such as Woodhenge and Durrington Walls are all clearly visible.

The movie was produced by Tom Goskar from Wessex Archaeology

To find out more technical information about the survey, visit the Stonehenge LiDAR section of the English Heritage website.

See Tom’s blog entry for more information.

Mobile Augmented Reality


Enkin from Enkin on Vimeo.

With the latest mobile devices including GPS, Digital Compasses and Accelerometers as standard augmented reality in the field is becoming the current application to develop. The movie above my Enkin details data tagging in urban areas running on Android (the open source mobile platform from Google).

The concept is transferable to the field of landscape visualization with geographic features tagged and viewable by simply panning the device around the landscape. Past and future landscapes can be draped over the views opening up applications as wide apart of historic visualizations to the visual and audio impact of future windfarms.

See http://www.enkin.net/ for more info.

News

Our First Working Group event Landscape Visualisation in Support of Management Decision will be held in Cairns 13-17th July. This event will be held inconjunction with the MODSIM09 Conference and there will be 2 sessions with 5 presentations in each.