3D Geographic Visualization: The Marine GIS
The objective of GIS and Spatial Data Handling is to view, query and manipulate a computer simulation of the real world. While we traditionally work with two-dimensional static maps, modern technology allows us to work with a three-dimensional dynamic environment. We have developed a generic graphics component which provides many of the tools necessary for developing 3D dynamic geographical applications. Our example application is a 3D “Pilot Book”, which is used to provide navigation assistance to ships entering Hong Kong harbour. We show some of the “Marine GIS” results, and mention several other applications.
KeywordsVoronoi Diagram Geometric Object Graphic Object Scene Graph Simulated World
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