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reviewed paper REAL CORP 007 Proceedings / Tagungsband
 

Summary: reviewed paper
REAL CORP 007 Proceedings / Tagungsband
Vienna, May 20-23 2007 www.corp.at
ISBN: 978-39502139-2-8 (CD-ROM); ISBN: 978-39502139-3-5 (Print)
Editors: Manfred SCHRENK, Vasily V. POPOVICH, Josef BENEDIKT 207
Earth, Landscape, Biotope, Plant. Interactive visualisation with Biosphere3D
Philip PAAR, Malte CLASEN
Lenné3D GmbH, Torstraße 75, 10119 Berlin, paar@lenne3d.com
Zuse Institute Berlin, Dept. of Visualization and Data Analysis, Takustraße 7, 14195 Berlin
1 ABSTRACT
In this paper, we discuss the Digital Earth concept and scale issues regarding landscape planning
visualisation, and we present the interactive visualisation system Biosphere3D. The visualisation system
supports multiple scales on a virtual globe, and is focussing on real-time rendering of vegetation, similar to
the predecessor Lenné3D-Player. In this paper we describe the visualisation system from a user's perspective.
We provide detailed information about the available import and export data formats, the rendering
capabilities and the required hardware. Additionally we will give a quick overview over the interfaces that
allow the creation of custom software modules and possible applications.
2 THE GEO BROWSER IS NOT ENOUGH
AL GORE (1998) said in his legendary speech on `The Digital Earth: Understanding our planet in the 21st
Century': "I believe we need (...) a multi-resolution, three-dimensional representation of the planet, into

  

Source: Andrzejak, Artur - Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences