The webinar is presented by the GeoForAll Laboratory at the Center for Geospatial Analytics (CGA), North Carolina State University
CGA is an interdisciplinary research and education center with focus on geospatial computing, modeling, analytics and geovisualization.
We offer MGIST professional master's degree (on-line and on-campus) and a new PhD in Geospatial Analytics planned for launch in Fall 2017
Associate Director of Geovisualization
PhD student at MEAS
PhD student at MEAS
Sandscape and Illuminating Clay
Ishii H., Ratti C., Piper B., Wang Y., Biderman A. and Ben-Joseph E. "Bringing clay and sand into digital design—continuous tangible user interfaces." BT technology journal 22.4 (2004): 287-299.
Image source: MIT Media Lab
Tangible Geospatial Modeling System (TanGeoMS)
L. Tateosian, H. Mitasova, B. A. Harmon, B. Fogleman, K. Weaver, and R. S. Harmon, “TanGeoMS: tangible geospatial modeling system.,” IEEE Trans. Vis. Comput. Graph., vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 1605–12, 2010.
Augmented Reality Sandbox by KeckCAVES
Expensive laser scanners replaced by low cost Kinect
Image source: http://idav.ucdavis.edu/
With Tangible Landscape you can hold a GIS in your hands - feeling the shape of the earth, sculpting its topography, and directing the flow of water.
Tangible Landscape couples a digital and a physical model through a continuous cycle of 3D scanning, geospatial modeling, and projection
Visibility and line of sight
Solar irradiation and cast shadows
Optimized trail routing between waypoints based on energetics, topography, and cost maps with feedback including trail slopes and viewsheds
Using Tangible Landscape in participatory modeling:
Simulation of urban growth scenarios with FUTURES model
Sculpting a check dam to retain storm water and reduce erosion
Placing colored felt to modify land cover. Adding grass (light green) and patches of trees (darker green) changes the c-factor thus reducing erosion.
Save houses from coastal flooding by building coastal defenses
Structured problem-solving with rules, challenging objectives, and scoring
Manage the spread of termites across a city by treating city blocks using a model of biological invasion in R
projector, scanner, stand, computer, model, table
Total budget: $2500
TUI GUI API
Tangible Landscape + Immersive Virtual Reality
Presented at ACM SIGSPATIAL 2016: see publication
Making geospatial data and tools accessible to all
Tool for rapid generation of test data for development and evaluation of geospatial algorithms.
Creating test DEMs for landscape evolution analysis
Tangible Landscape plugin for GRASS GIS
GRASS GIS module for importing data from Kinect v2
Tangible Landscape repository on Open Science Framework