Modern Scientific Visualizations on the Web

Loraine Franke, Daniel Haehn
2020 Informatics  
Modern scientific visualization is web-based and uses emerging technology such as WebGL (Web Graphics Library) and WebGPU (Web Graphical Processing Unit)for three-dimensional computer graphics and WebXR for augmented and virtual reality devices. These technologies, paired with the accessibility of websites, potentially offer a user experience beyond traditional standalone visualization systems. We review the state-of-the-art of web-based scientific visualization and present an overview of
more » ... ng methods categorized by application domain. As part of this analysis, we introduce the Scientific Visualization Future Readiness Score (SciVis FRS) to rank visualizations for a technology-driven disruptive tomorrow. We then summarize challenges, current state of the publication trend, future directions, and opportunities for this exciting research field.
doi:10.3390/informatics7040037 fatcat:2xfkzuv4ybdw3hxzn5ym7slgsa