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3D Perception and Augmented Reality Developments in Underwater Robotics for Ocean Sciences

Matheus Laranjeira, Aurélien Arnaubec, Lorenzo Brignone, Claire Dune, Jan Opderbecke
2020 Current Robotics Reports  
The approach is twofold: virtual reality (VR) let the scientist explore the environment via a visual 3D model, overcoming limitations of local perception.  ...  Summary 3D perception derived from camera vision is shown to enable AR concepts that will significantly improve remote exploration and intervention in unknown natural environments.  ...  In-dive processing blends virtual data in the local field of view as the vehicle explores the scene, and it permits to acquire data to shape a wider environment model progressively until the work area  ... 
doi:10.1007/s43154-020-00014-5 fatcat:a4yuzq6q2vgx5blatwirkyaw2e

Development of Virtual Geographic Environments and Geography Research [chapter]

Fengru Huang, Hui Lin, Bin Chen
2010 Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering  
A VGE is a virtual representation of the natural world that enables a person to explore and interact with vast amounts of natural and cultural information on the physical and cultural environment in cyberspace  ...  Virtual Geographic Environment (VGE) is a new multi-disciplinary initiative that links geosciences, geographic information sciences and information technologies.  ...  Multi-D geo-visualization Scientific geo-computation Geo-system Simulation Virtual geographic experiment Geo-collaboration and interaction Geo-knowledge discovery and sharing Methods  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-11743-5_1 fatcat:pa3llus2qveexcne5rktcrikna

Virtual Geographic Environments (VGEs): A New Generation of Geographic Analysis Tool

Hui Lin, Min Chen, Guonian Lu, Qing Zhu, Jiahua Gong, Xiong You, Yongning Wen, Bingli Xu, Mingyuan Hu
2013 Earth-Science Reviews  
Virtual Geographic Environments (VGEs) are proposed as a new generation of geographic analysis tool to contribute to human understanding of the geographic world and assist in solving geographic problems  ...  To provide a clearer image that improves user understanding of VGEs and to contribute to future scientific development, this article reviews several aspects of VGEs.  ...  The work described in  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2013.08.001 fatcat:tjmpvo2vxvezzpxznergvc4y4a

Developing dynamic virtual geographic environments (VGEs) for geographic research

Min Chen, Hui Lin, Olaf Kolditz, Cui Chen
2015 Environmental Earth Sciences  
Lu et al. (2015) explored the difficulties in building a data environment to express geographic characteristic, processes and mechanisms in a unified framework.  ...  VGEs also follow Batty's idea of virtual geography (Batty 1997) in that they are not only limited to providing virtual spaces for users to experience an environment in person, but also allow them to  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12665-015-4761-4 fatcat:7hgjar7m7jg4njsqattvdvtvqa

Collaborative virtual geographic environments: A case study of air pollution simulation

Bingli Xu, Hui Lin, Longsang Chiu, Ya Hu, Jun Zhu, Mingyuan Hu, Weining Cui
2011 Information Sciences  
The integration of high dimensional geo-visualization, geo-data management, geo-process modeling and computation, geospatial analysis, and geo-collaboration is a trend in GIScience.  ...  The technical platform that matches the trend forms a new framework unlike that of GIS and is conceptualized in this paper as a collaborative virtual geographic environment (CVGE).  ...  The visualization in air pollution simulation is always presented in a virtual geographic environment, such as a 2D map or 3D virtual environment.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ins.2011.01.017 fatcat:343bc7ei5bgztcxxul6jyejaoe

Virtual Geographic Environment: A Workspace for Computer-Aided Geographic Experiments

Hui Lin, Min Chen, Guonian Lu
2012 Annals of the Association of American Geographers  
By supporting geo-visualization, geo-simulation, geo-collaboration, and human participation, it provides open virtual environments that correspond to the real world to assist computer-aided geographic  ...  Four sub-environments are discussed according to their different functions, pertinent issues, and corresponding solutions: (a) the data environment; (b) the modeling and simulation environment; (c) the  ...  The work described in  ... 
doi:10.1080/00045608.2012.689234 fatcat:5dzfwg46fje7phnhyrejnrlpsq

New Generation Platforms for Exploration of Crowdsourced Geo-Data [chapter]

Maria Antonia Brovelli, Marco Minghini, Giorgio Zamboni
2018 Earth Observation Open Science and Innovation  
This chapter addresses two recent topics in the field of geo-information, the former more technological and the latter more scientific.  ...  On one side, there is an emerging trend of visualizing data and their changes in space and time through multidimensional geospatial clients and/or virtual globes.  ...  Next, a review is provided on virtual globebased applications focused on the exploration of crowdsourced geo-data.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-65633-5_9 fatcat:gj4t5hxshvb4poheyi6j3jdbze

Virtual Story in Cyberspace: Valley of Geysers, Kamchatka

Andrey Leonov, Alexander Serebrov, Mikhail Anikushkin, Dmitriy Belosokhov, Alexander Bobkov, Evgeny Eremchenko, Pavel Frolov, Ilya Kazanskiy, Andrey Klimenko, Stanislav V. Klimenko, Viktoria Leonova, Andrey Rashidov (+7 others)
2010 2010 International Conference on Cyberworlds  
Virtual 3D model of the Valley of Geysers, Kamchatka provides virtual travelling and interactive storytelling in the cyberspace and serves for scientific visualization, geodynamical processes modeling,  ...  disaster preparedness and response, environmental studies, ecological education, and virtual ecotourism.  ...  VIII. 3D MODEL IN VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT Detailed 3D model in virtual environment is developed in Open Scene Graph (OSG) software.  ... 
doi:10.1109/cw.2010.42 dblp:conf/cw/LeonovSABBEFKKKLRUDDLSAS10 fatcat:vvyj2yxqlrc5rg2nxgnytttf44

Virtual Reality: A Tool for Cartographic Visualization

JA Quaye-Ballard
2008 Journal of Science and Technology (Ghana)  
Based on this, the paper highlights the importance, characteristic and classification of Virtual Reality as a tool in data visualization.  ...  Visualization methods in the analysis of geographical datasets are based on static models, which restrict the visual analysis capabilities.  ...  /geographic visualization: Applications in scientific/geographic visualization responses to the growing need for exploration and analysis of very large geo-spatial data sets. • Military simulation and  ... 
doi:10.4314/just.v28i1.33086 fatcat:2t67riukxvhaxfakwnfvaoznfy

An Online Landscape Object Library to Support Interactive Landscape Planning

Subhash Sharma, Christopher Pettit, Ian Bishop, Pang Chan, Falak Sheth
2011 Future Internet  
Using landscape objects with geo-visualisation tools to create 3D virtual environments is becoming one of the most prominent communication techniques to understand landscape form, function and processes  ...  This suite includes: a GIS based Landscape Constructor tool, a modified version of a 3D game engine SIEVE (Spatial Information Exploration and Visualisation Environment) and an interactive touch table  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to recognize a number of organizations that have provided support in developing the various technology components discussed in this paper.  ... 
doi:10.3390/fi3040319 fatcat:nhsm3cy5ubffxoruv7wdygqq6m

Digital Earth

Matthew N. O. Sadiku, Mahamadou Tembely, Sarhan M. Musa
2017 International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Software Engineering  
As a global initiative, digital earth's goal is to improve social conditions, protect the immersive environment, and make sense of vast amounts of geo-referenced information about our planet.  ...  Digital earth is a virtual representation of the earth, manifested as a multi-layer information facility. It is a multi-faceted computing system for education and research.  ...  Another goal is to create a virtual representation of the planet that will enable one to explore vast amount of information about the earth. II.  ... 
doi:10.23956/ijarcsse/v7i4/01402 fatcat:ul5pzs5refbtjcyppbah3maasq

Virtual globes and geospatial health: the potential of new tools in the management and control of vector-borne diseases

Anna-Sofie Stensgaard, Christopher F.L. Saarnak, Jürg Utzinger, Penelope Vounatsou, Christopher Simoonga, Gabriel Mushinge, Carsten Rahbek, Flemming Møhlenberg, Thomas K. Kristensen
2009 Geospatial Health  
a userfriendly, straightforward GIS tool for the improvement of data collation, visualization and exploration.  ...  The potential of these systems for data sharing and broad dissemination of scientific research and results is emphasized.  ...  A virtual globe provides the users with the ability to add their own data, to share the added data layer with other users, and to freely move around in the virtual environment by zooming and changing the  ... 
doi:10.4081/gh.2009.216 pmid:19440958 fatcat:22rqdpqfjjfojnepwk2vurlsna

Adaptive Construction of the Virtual Debris Flow Disaster Environments Driven by Multilevel Visualization Task

Yunhao Zhang, Jun Zhu, Weilian Li, Qing Zhu, Ya Hu, Lin Fu, Junxiao Zhang, Pengcheng Huang, Yakun Xie, Lingzhi Yin
2019 ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information  
The construction of a virtual debris flow disaster environment is of great significance in debris flow disaster prevention, risk assessment, accurate simulation, and disaster emergency response.  ...  The on-demand construction of virtual debris flow disaster environments and the corresponding diverse organization and dynamic scheduling technologies are discussed in detail.  ...  Figure 1 shows the framework of the proposed virtual debris flow disaster environment. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijgi8050209 fatcat:mwl2g2iujba3fpv5qifrgapii4

Historical Urban Land Use Transformation in Virtual Geo-Library

Fatwa Ramdani, Alfian Putra, Bayu Utomo
2015 ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information  
We provide a dynamic geovisualization through virtual geo-library, where users could understand and get valuable scientific information (e.g., urban area changes and land use transformation in higher land  ...  In this study, we present the virtual geo-library as the geovisualization tools to provide the analytical studies of the urbanization process in Malang City, East Java, Indonesia, using images derived  ...  A.P.P. and B.N.U. were responsible to develop the virtual geo-library. Conflicts of Interest The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijgi4031500 fatcat:k2zpd6r25va33d5fm6wzf5gxou

Immersive Virtual Reality for Earth Sciences

Ilario Gabriele Gerloni, Vincenza Carchiolo, Fabio Roberto Vitello, Eva Sciacca, Ugo Becciani, Alessandro Costa, Simone Riggi, Fabio Luca Bonali, Elena Russo, Luca Fallati, Fabio Marchese, Alessandro Tibaldi
2018 Proceedings of the 2018 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems  
The platform facilitates the exploration of geological environments and the assessment of geo-hazards, allowing reaching key sites of interest (some of them impossible to be reached in person) and thus  ...  to take measurements and collect data as it can be done in the real field.  ...  Virtual 3D visualization and navigation allows players to fully explore areas of interest for geo-hazards (e.g. the crater of an active volcano), and, thanks to the data collected (and observations) by  ... 
doi:10.15439/2018f139 dblp:conf/fedcsis/GerloniCVSBCRBR18 fatcat:2elpd2zsdbcklow3hr7cxrboqa
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