Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) is changing how NASA does business in day to day operations and science. Similar to how looking at line charts is more intuitive than looking at rows of numbers, VR/AR will enable NASA scientists and engineers to more intuitively visualize and manipulate data in many different domains. The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) AR/VR team, of the Science Data Processing Branch, has been developing pilot research applications for applying AR/VR to planetary science, earth science, astrophysics, and heliophysics. This talk will concentrate on our work in exploiting AR/VR for planetary and earth science applications. The GSFC AR/VR team has been developing PointCloudsVR, which leverages commonality between science domains for particle and point cloud projects. PointCloudsVR supports multiple domains for particle visualization and exploration in VR, including time dependent data. This includes visualizing flow data, such as convection flows or ocean flows as well as revisiting "real-world" field sites captured using LIDAR, Structure from motion (SfM), and photogrammetry. Tools developed in partnership with Earth scientists now facilitate scientific measurements in the VR environment of forest structure and topographic features. This talk will focus on the features we are building for the project, the domains it can support, as well as the projected benefits.
AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts
- Pub Date:
- December 2018
- 1920 Emerging informatics technologies;
- INFORMATICSDE: 1926 Geospatial;
- INFORMATICSDE: 1992 Virtual globes;
- INFORMATICSDE: 1994 Visualization and portrayal;