Monday, October 31, 2005
...a perfectly detailed rendition of Planet Earth, hanging in space at arm's length in front of his eyes...It is a piece of CIC software called, simply, Earth. It is the user interface that CIC uses to keep track of every bit of spatial information that it owns - all the maps, weather data, architectural plans, and satellite surveillance stuff.
More virtual globes enumeration
1) osgPlanet linked from http://www.ossim.org ( 2004 )
Norman Vine, Mark Lucas
2) Fledermaus http://www.ivs3d.com/products/fledermaus/fledermaus_pro.html (??)
3) FlightGear http://www.flightgear.org ( ~1995 )
Curt Olsen, Norman Vine
Primarily vector based but worthy of inclusion
4) Hipparchus http://www.geodyssey.com ( ~1990 )
AAG2006 Session Participants
Speakers (Session 1):
Dr. David Cowen (U. South Carolina) re: Google Earth Data Integration
Mark Graham and Dr. Matthew Zook (U. Kentucky) re: Digiplace
Dr. David Maguire (ESRI) re: Geographic Earth Explorers: A new software paradigm for visualizing and analyzing geography?
Tim McGrath (Microsoft) re: Microsoft MapPoint technology
Dr. Ming-Hsiang Tsou (SDSU) - discussant
Speakers (Session 2)*
Norman Vine (osgPlanet)
Alan Glennon (UCSB Geography)
Josh Bader (UCSB Geography)
*may be combined with Session 1
Several graduate students have expressed interest in participating. For those students looking for topics, I might suggest: a history of virtual globes, national security and privacy issues, crimes from space, and applications in topics like spherical geometry computation, education, decision making, time and dynamics.
Please let me know if you are interested in participating.
Saturday, October 29, 2005
ESRI's virtual globe