A Step Beyond Visualization: Applying User Interface Techniques to Improve Satellite Data Interaction

  • Tatiana A. Tavares
  • Humberto A. Barbosa
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8521)


In this paper, we discuss the potential of applying interaction techniques to manipulate GEO satellite data. The proposed study shows the potential of Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) data in refining the mesoscale analyses incorporating HCI techniques, as natural interaction resources. Moreover the software tools used to develop the interaction layer,is based on open source codes. Open source codes are also used for geolocation and geographical information systems, written for the transformation of MSG data into input files. This feature have demonstrated a great flexibility and ease of use. The study open up an avenue for successive validation and refinement of the analyses together with their improved implementation for operational nowcasting and very short range forecasting applications.


User Interface Augmented Reality Open Source Code Successive Validation Meteosat Second Generation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tatiana A. Tavares
    • 1
  • Humberto A. Barbosa
    • 2
  1. 1.Informatics InstituteFederal University of ParaibaJoão PessoaBrazil
  2. 2.Federal University of AlagoasMaceioBrazil

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