ESRI formally announced its new ArcGIS Explorer at the European ESRI User Conference this week and the below are some of the discussion on this announement.
Very pretty. They don’t mention geography, but U think the image on the monitors says enough!
One avenue of research in geospatial technologies and geovisualization is immersive Virtual Reality. One of the biggest issues is how to simulate moving through a real landscape. The VirtuSphere rotates as the user walks in any direction while wearing the head mounted display that delivers the virtual environment. I’m sure it’s not the only apparatus out there, but the fact that it’s portable and doesn’t require the extensive structure of a CAVE or other projection-based system is kinda cool
If you’d like to see some pictures and demo video, check out the VirtuSphere website
Although this is is still an early beta, this site has some interesting techniques I haven’t seen other places. It’s also a pretty innovative use of spatial technology… plus…. it’s online golf…. who doesn’t like online golf?
An interesting article on linking CCTV and 3D environments to support situational awareness.