Exploring environmental data in a highly immersive virtual reality environment

Dianne Cook, Carolina Cruz-Neira, Bradley D. Kohlmeyer, Uli Lechner, Nicholas Lewin, Laura Nelson, Anthony Olsen, Sue Pierson, Jürgen Symanzik

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Geography inherently fills a 3D space and yet we struggle with displaying geography using, primarily, 2D display devices. Virtual environments offer a more realistically-dimensioned display space and this is bring realized in the expanding area of research on 3D Geographic Information Systems (GISs). Traditionally, a GIS has only limited tools for statistical analysis, and 3D GIS research has concentrated on the visualization of the geographical terrain. Here we discuss linking multivariate statistical graphics to geography in the highly immersive C2 virtual reality environment at Iowa State University using mid Atlantic streams data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-450
Number of pages10
JournalEnvironmental Monitoring and Assessment
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 3rd Symposium on the Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program, EMAP - Albany, NY, USA
Duration: 8 Apr 199711 Apr 1997

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