Streaming and 3D mapping of AGRI-data on mobile devices

V. Stojanovic, Ruth E. Falconer, J. Isaacs, D. Blackwood, D. Gilmour, D. Kiezebrink, J. Wilson
2017 Computers and Electronics in Agriculture  
9 Farm monitoring and operations generate heterogeneous AGRI-data from a variety of different 10 sources that have the potential to be delivered to users 'on the go' and in the field to inform farm 11 decision making. A software framework capable of interfacing with existing web mapping services to 12 deliver in-field farm data on commodity mobile hardware was developed and tested. This raised key 13 research challenges related to: robustness of data steaming methods under typical farm
more » ... ity 14 scenarios, and mapping and 3D rendering of AGRI-data in an engaging and intuitive way. The 15 presentation of AGRI-data in a 3D and interactive context was explored using different visualistaion 16 techniques; currently the 2D presentation of AGRI-data is the dominant practice, despite the fact that 17 mobile devices can now support sophisticated 3D graphics via programmable pipelines. The testing 18 found that WebSockets were the most reliable streaming method for high resolution image/texture 19 data. From our focus groups there was no single visualisation technique that was preferred 20 demonstrating that a range of methods is a good way to satisfy a large user base. Improved 3D 21 experience on mobile phones is set to revolutionize the multimedia market and a key challenge is 22 identifying useful 3D visualization methods and navigation tools that support the exploration of data 23 driven 3D interactive visualisation frameworks for AGRI-data. 24
doi:10.1016/j.compag.2017.03.019 fatcat:updvsqm6fveabk4sblqw7owpzu