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11th International Conference Information Visualization (IV '07)
Comprehensive Astronomical Visualization for a Multimedia Encyclopedia
Zurich, Switzerland
July 04-July 06
ISBN: 0-7695-2900-3
Wolfgang Kienreich, Know-Center, Competence Center for Knowledge-Based Applications and Systems
Mario Zechner, Know-Center, Competence Center for Knowledge-Based Applications and Systems
Vedran Sabol, Know-Center, Competence Center for Knowledge-Based Applications and Systems
The domain of astronomy contributes a wealth of knowledge to the corpus of any general encyclopedia. Modern multimedia encyclopedias are capable of displaying complex, three-dimensional visualizations in real-time, enabling the integration of a planetarium, a virtual theater presenting astronomical facts in an educational and entertaining way. The manifold peculiarities of astronomical data sets require careful balancing of visual means to create representations comprehensible for a general audience. In this paper we discuss design and implementation considerations for a Planetarium integrated with the prevalent German language multimedia encyclopedia.
Citation:
Wolfgang Kienreich, Mario Zechner, Vedran Sabol, "Comprehensive Astronomical Visualization for a Multimedia Encyclopedia," iv, pp.363-368, 11th International Conference Information Visualization (IV '07), 2007
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