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GeoWall: Low-cost 3-Dimensional Display Technology for the Remote Sensing Sciences WGCV-23 & WGISS-19 March 2005 Cordoba, Argentina.

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1 GeoWall: Low-cost 3-Dimensional Display Technology for the Remote Sensing Sciences WGCV-23 & WGISS-19 March 2005 Cordoba, Argentina

2 12 State of the Wall Past Present Future

3 13 PAST CAVEs - Virtual Reality - Very Expensive Dual-output (Stereo) graphics cards for PC Motherboards CAVElib port to linux GeoWall Consortium

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5 15 Present Recently-developed, affordable 3D stereo visualization Research collaborations initiated Over 300 by Dec. 2003, current est. 500+ 10% of all U.S. Geology undergraduates Over 15 museums 20 papers and presentations at 2003 AGU, One half-day Session at 2004 AGU Potential to serve satellite remote sensing

6 16 Future Commercial GIS Software ESRI ArcGIS, MDL Chime, DGI EarthVision, MMK Roma, IVS Fledermaus, VRCO VGEO, AGI Satellite Tool Kit GeoWall 2

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9 19 Future Commercial GIS Software ESRI ArcGIS, MDL Chime, DGI EarthVision, MMK Roma, IVS Fledermaus, VRCO VGEO, AGI Satellite Tool Kit GeoWall 2 PG2 – Personal GeoWall 2PG2 – Personal GeoWall 2 Stereo –Science Museum of Minnesota – St. Paul

10 110 Bibliography Research is supported in part by grants from the National Science Foundation (ANI-0225642, EAR-0219246, and EAR- 0218918) Steinwand, D., Davis, B., Weeks, N., 2003, GeoWall: Investigations into Low-Cost Stereo Display Technologies, USGS Open File Report 03-198 Leigh, J., Morin, P., Johnson, A., DeFanti, T., Brown, M., Sandin, D., Rack, F., Vernon, F., Orcutt, J., Davis, B., van Keken, P., Smarr, L., 2003, GeoWall-2: a Scalable Display System for the GeoSciences, Fall 2003 American Geophysical Union Conference, San Francisco, CA, December 8-12, 2003 Davis, B., 2004, Virtual Reality Meets GIS: 3D on the Wall, ArcNews, Summer 2004, Vol. 26 No.2 Davis, B., 2004, Affordable Systems for Viewing Spatial Data in Stereo, ArcUSer, July-September 2004 Davis, B., Morin, P., Ramstad, M., 2004, Three-Dimensional Anaglyph of the Earth, ESRI Map Book Volume Nineteen, 2004 Leigh, J., Renambot, L., Johnson, A., Brown, M., Sandin, J., DeFanti, T., Ellisman, M., Orcutt, J., Smarr, L., Davis, B., Morin, P., Ito, E., Rack, F., 2004, Challenges in Ultra-High-Resolution Visualization and Collaboration, 2004, High Information Content Display Systems Symposium, Arlington, VA, September 13-14, 2004, Krishnaprasad, N., Vishwanath, V., Venkataraman, S., Rao, A., Renambot, L., Leigh, J., Johnson, A., Davis, B., 2004, JuxtaView – A Tool for Interactive Visualization of Large Imagery on Scalable Tiled Displays, Cluster Computing 2004, San Diego, CA, Sep. 20-23, 2004

11 111 Contacts http://GeoWall.org bdavis@usgs.gov

12 112 References http://edc.usgs.gov http://GeoWall.org http://www.evl.uic.edu/cavern/optiputer/

13 113 Number of GeoWalls – 12/03 2-10 new systems a week (*Cost of a modest system) $ 15,000 * $6,000*

14 114 Cost of a Modest System

15 115 GeoWall Index Approximate number of GeoWalls: 250 Number outside the US: ~30 Percentage in the classroom: ~75% Percentage of non-major earth science students that see a GeoWall in the US: 15-25% Average cost of one CAVE: $1.5 million Cost of the GeoWalls currently in educational service: $1.5 million Most popular material: USGSs Stereo LANDSAT Imagery Data transferred from GeoWall.org: 279 Gigabytes Busiest day on GeoWall.org: 300,000 hits in 8 hours on September 1, 2002 (Slashdot.org article) Publications beginning to appear

16 116 Notable Audiences Under-Secretaries of DOI SD Sen. Tom Daschle NASA deputy director SD Governor Mike Rounds CBS News Federal Agency and Academic Collaborators Various USGS HQ staff BOR Jamie Rounds, SD 2010 Initiative FEMA Regional Director Students Teachers USGS Directors Ukrainian Land and Resource Management Center National Wetlands Inventory Coordinator National Volcano Hazards Program Coordinator Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance Canadian Center for Remote Sensing Naval Oceanographic Office Chinese Bureau of Mapping NIMA State-wide Lewis&Clark Meeting SD Geography Bee

17 117 Development Direction Thus Far Hardware development Now stable and spun off to 4 companies Software development Seed applications freely distributed Encourage the support of GeoWall software by key vendors: ESRI ArcGIS, MDL Chime, DGI EarthVision, MMK Roma, IVS Fledermaus, VRCO VGEO, AGI Satellite Tool Kit Establishment of GeoWall community 4 th Annual GeoWall Meeting Spring – May 2004 Special interest groups being established Museum community underway

18 118 GeoWall Museum Network Alaska:The Imaginarium, Anchorage. Illinois:SciTech Hands on Museum, Aurora; Discovery Center, Rockford; Lake County Discovery Museum, Wauconda; Lakeview Museum, Peoria. Indiana:Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville; Science Central, Fort Wayne; Childrens Science and Technology Museum, Terre Haute. Iowa:Bluedorn Science Imaginarium, Waterloo. Texas:Don Harrington Discovery Center, Amarillo Other Museums: Chicago Museum of Science and Industry Adler Planetarium, Chicago Science Museum of Minnesota Lowell Observatory Texas Memorial Museum - UT Austin

19 119 Final Points GeoWall is now going beyond earth sciences Price cant get much lower Basic technology is ready Vendors are supporting the community Critical mass has been reached in the geosciences Assessment is just beginning Timing for feedback is excellent Opportunities for collaborative research


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