Issue No. 03 - May-June (2017 vol. 37)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MCG.2017.38
Hessam Djavaherpour , University of Calgary
Ali Mahdavi-Amiri , University of Calgary
Faramarz F. Samavati , University of Calgary
Geospatial datasets are too complex to easily visualize and understand on a computer screen. Combining digital fabrication with a discrete global grid system (DGGS) can produce physical models of the Earth for visualizing multiresolution geospatial datasets. This proposed approach includes a mechanism for attaching a set of 3D printed segments to produce a scalable model of the Earth. The authors have produced two models that support the attachment of different datasets both in 2D and 3D format.
data visualisation, geographic information systems
H. Djavaherpour, A. Mahdavi-Amiri and F. F. Samavati, "Physical Visualization of Geospatial Datasets," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 61-69, 2017.