A 3D User Interface for Visualisation of Web-Based Data-Sets

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    Abstract

    The evolution of the Internet and the pronounced increase in spatial data supply means that new interfaces are required to improve access to geographical information. A 3D user-interface provides a powerful and intuitive mechanism to enable this by bringing the enhanced data exploration and multidimensional visualisation capabilties of virtual environments to the desktop. Development of such interactive tools is enabled by linking scene content produced by the Virtual Reality Modelling Language (VRML) with program code from JAVA, thereby allowing dynamic 3D content to be accessed through a Web browser. A prototype system has been developed which integrates a wide variety of terrain-based geoscience data-sets for scientific visualisation and education. By developing a more flexible user interface, large diverse spatio-temporal data-sets can be explored for multi-disciplinary research and public information made more accessible across the Internet.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, GIS 1998
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    Pages100-105
    Number of pages6
    VolumePart F129244
    ISBN (Electronic)1581131151
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 1998
    Event6th ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, GIS 1998 - Washington, D.C., United States
    Duration: 2 Nov 19987 Nov 1998

    Conference

    Conference6th ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, GIS 1998
    Abbreviated titleACM-GIS 1998
    CountryUnited States
    CityWashington, D.C.
    Period2/11/987/11/98

    Keywords

    • 3D Visualisation
    • Data-mining
    • Internet
    • User interface
    • Virtual environments

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    Brown, I. M. (1998). A 3D User Interface for Visualisation of Web-Based Data-Sets. In Proceedings of the 6th ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, GIS 1998 (Vol. Part F129244, pp. 100-105). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/288692.288711