eLocust3D is based on World Wind Android, but it also uses the
desktop version for the dataset creation and optimization.
The Mobile application is used as a field tool to help FAO personnel
visualize 3D maps while in the desert. The 3D maps are used to track and
identify the beginning of a Locust swarm.
The project has been developed in partnership with Panasonic and FAO.
Organization: The State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in
Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS) is the only national key
laboratory in the field of surveying and mapping in China.
GeoQoS is a tool for QoS-aware geoprocessing. It can evaluate
the quality of geoprocessing services with users’ feedback and other quality
factors including availability and reliability. QoS for each geoprocessing
services can be visualized in a Virtual Globe environment to facilitate service
Users can set QoS constraints for processing nodes in geoprocessing
workflows, and then optimize workflows with constraints.
The tool has been implemented as an extension to last year’s Europa Challenge
project, GeoJModelBuilder, eurochallenge.como.polimi.it/projects2013
Project: ReSC MultiGlobe
Organization: University of Reading,
UK eScience Centre
The ReSC MultiGlobe project will allow users to visualise multiple environmental data
fields simultaneously on multiple NASA World Wind globes. These globes are
synchronised spatially and temporally. This allows highly informative
exploration of complex scientific concepts.
Working with the climate science community, the eData Video Wall project will
develop a visualisation tool that is powerful, simple to use and meets the
needs of research scientists as well as intuitive understanding by the public
Although designed for use on the Reading eScience Centre's high definition
touchscreen video wall, this software will provide compelling results on a
Organization: Jacobs University Bremen Germany
Large-scale Scientific Information Systems (L-SIS) research group
WCPS Cross-Coverage Analysis
experiments with support and performance of pixel data fusion done at server
levels, leveraging the OGC Web Coverage Processing Service query language and
its relevant operators.
We investigate by implementing
examples of well-known functions and parameters that are extracted from
datasets for environmental analysis (aerosol optical properties).
The datasets used in the experiments are gridded rectified products, which
are best suited for the open source implementation of WCPS used.
Our chosen implementation is provided by the open-source rasdaman array DBMS
Project: PoliCrowd 2.0
Organization: Politecnico di Milano
PoliCrowd 2.0 is an
evolution of the first 3D prototype allowing users to share information about
tourism and cultural points of interest. The application has been entirely
redesigned and rewritten to now be a general-purpose multi-thematic social
can create, populate, customize and share projects built on different topics
(educational, environmental, scientific, etc.) integrated and displayed
simultaneously within the same scenario.
2.0 also has an innovative capability to connect with any ODK (Open Data Kit)
server available on the network.
Organization: CIRGEO – Interdepartment Research Center for Geomatics,
University of Padua
Irradiance Calculator estimates
the spatial distribution of irradiance value (W/mq) in a specific area that
has elements of complexity, e.g., inhomogeneous morphology of the terrain,
buildings and vegetation. The input
elements are the terrain surface and building models which can be added by
the user via a specific user interface.
module surveys the Earth surface and creates three representations of
(i) on bare ground,
(ii) on roofs, and
(iii) on both.
analytical surfaces are calculated using a model which considers the angle of
incidence, atmospheric factors, and other items that are entered at the user
Organization: State University of
New York at Buffalo
brings weather to World Wind. iGlobe is a unified framework that allows
integration of disparate geospatial data sources that include remotely sensed
observation data, climate model outputs, population and critical
infrastructure data, and provide an interface for both client visual
analytics and the sever-side data mining capabilities. We see several
benefits of such unified framework for both scientists and policy makers.
First, it hides complex transformations that are required to overlay climate
variables on geospatial data layers like land use and land cover.
Second, it allows visual analytics capabilities where users can directly
observe and correlate disparate events, for example, proximity of temperature
extremes to the population and precipitation extremes over croplands.
Thus the tool is invaluable to scientists, policy makers and general public
Organization: Università degli Studi di Trento, Department of
Information Engineering and Computer Science (DISI)
in concert with Graphitech
i-SCOPE delivers an open standard platform on top of which it
develops, three "smart city" services:
1) Improved inclusion and personal mobility of aging and diversely able
citizens through an accurate city-level differently-abled-friendly personal
routing service which accounts for detailed urban layout, features and
2) Optimization of energy consumption through a service for accurate
assessment of solar energy potential and energy loss at building level.
3) Environmental monitoring through a real-time environmental noise mapping
service leveraging citizen's involvement will who act as distributed sensors
city-wide measuring noise levels through their mobile phones.
Rendering of CITYGML: The software can render big 3D models of cities inside
NASA World Wind (NWW) using City GML standard format as source. The software
is composed both of a client side set of classes for rendering in NWW and a
servlet serving and optimizing CityGML data. The project has been optimized
to take advantage of GLSL shaders.