Visualisation

Note

See the listing of applications in the section 'Scientific and business visualisation; visualisation of abstract data; simulation' in Applications of VR

Graphical representations of abstract data

Brown, Judith R., Rae Earnshaw, Mikael Jern & John Vince. (1995). Visualisation: using computer graphics to explore data and present information. New York: John Wiley.

Scaife, M & Rogers, Y. (1996). 'External Cognition: How do graphical representations work?' International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 45:185-213.

Mark Weal, 3D Interfaces to Hypermedia Information Spaces
» http://www.mmrg.ecs.soton.ac.uk/publications/archive/weal1996/html/index.html
[Link verified and viewed 20 Feb 2005]

The Information Visualization Software Repository project
"This web site provides access to a comprehehsive set of software packages easing the exploration, modification, comparison, and extension of data mining and information visualization algorithms. Diverse software packages were bundled into learning modules. Access to a large-scale data repository, extensive compute resources, and a growing set of references are provided as well. It is our hope that the community will adopt this resource to foster Information Visualization education and research."
» http://iv.slis.indiana.edu/index.html
with a good list of open source software at:
http://iv.slis.indiana.edu/sw/index.html#toolkits
[Link verified and viewed 25 Feb 2007]

The Sydney Visualisation and High-Performance Computing Laboratory (ViSLAB)
"Why visualise? Data processing and presentation form an increasingly large part of modern science and industrial research. The sheer volume of information produced by many simulation and data gathering programs has tended to change the nature of research from intractable analytical problems to intractable data sets. High Performance Computing (HPC) is thus a keystone to the success of most leading edge research programs.
Vislab provides the user interface for researchers from both universities and industry to effectively process and visualise data, as well as provide a front end to Australia's Supercomputers. To enhance data presentation for scientific/public viewing Vislab provides state of the art output capabilities, including film and paper prints as well as slides and video animations. VisLab operates a broadcast video edit suite, which is tightly coupled into the supercomputer network."
» http://www.vislab.usyd.edu.au/gallery/
[Link verified and viewed 20 Feb 2005]

Miller, E.J. (1996) 'Visualizing Spatial Relationships between Internet Objects'
» http://digitalarchive.oclc.org/da/ViewObject.jsp?objid=0000003368
[Link updated and viewed 10 Feb 2006]

Information Visualization Resources on the Web
» http://graphics.stanford.edu/courses/cs348c-96-fall/resources.html

Birmingham University, Advanced Interaction Group, Visualisation projects
» http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/research/hci/projects/index.php?ID=8
[Link updated and viewed 10 Feb 2006]

Business visualisation

Steve North, 3d software for reporting project performance
» http://www.vr.ucl.ac.uk/steve/procession/
Download the software from:
http://www.vr.ucl.ac.uk/steve/procession/proces12.exe
[Link verified and viewed 20 Feb 2005]

3D Active Chart: a Tool to Explore and Analyze Data in 3D Virtual Reality Chart
» http://www.acidfiles.com/Business/Investment-Tools/3D-Active-Chart.html
[Link verified and viewed 5 Feb 2006]
» http://www.rinvoice.com/activechart.htm
[Link verified and viewed 20 Feb 2005, but seems to have moved since]

Medical visualisation

Manchester Visualization Centre
» http://www.sve.man.ac.uk/mvc/Research/IERAPSI/
[Link verified and viewed 20 Jan 2006]

Data mining

Fabrikant, S. I., (1998), Spatialized Browsing in Large Data Archives. International Journal of Geographic Information Science
» http://greenwich.colorado.edu/publications/fabrik-2.html

Earth Sciences

Weather Visualisation for Television
» http://oldsite.vislab.usyd.edu.au/research/weather/index.html
[Link verified and viewed 8 Feb 2006]

Cartographic Visualization: A Personal Perspective with Examples & Applications
» http://www.geog.le.ac.uk/jad7/Edinburgh/ica.html
[Link verified and viewed 8 Feb 2006]

Geological modelling
The CSIRO Interactive Modelling and Visualisation Systems Project is one of several "... immersive virtual reality systems with visual, haptic and auditory interaction, tools for modelling realistic behaviour of objects under manipulation and deformation and generalised display and interaction with multi-dimensional data"
» http://www.ned.dem.csiro.au/DMGE/

Visualization and VR in Geoscience applications
» http://www.geo.lsa.umich.edu/~keken/VR/
[Link verified and viewed 20 Feb 2005]

Meta Content Format / Framework

"Meta-Content Framework: The Future Of Information Management"
» http://www.tempoconsulting.com/work_samples/apple/mcffactsheet.html

"Meta Content Format, HotSauce (ProjectX) and the XSpace"
» http://www.lightbulb.com/mcfframe.html

XSpace
» http://www.xspace.net/
and
» http://www.xspace.net/hotsauce/

Visualisation software (open source & free downloads)

The Prefuse Visualization Toolkit
"A Java-based toolkit for building interactive information visualization applications. Prefuse supports a rich set of features for data modeling, visualization, and interaction. It provides optimized data structures for tables, graphs, and trees, a host of layout and visual encoding techniques, and support for animation, dynamic queries, integrated search, and database connectivity."
» http://prefuse.org
[Link verified and viewed 20 March 2007]

Amira (main site)
» http://www.tgs.com/index.htm?pro_div/amira_main.htm~main
Amira download
» http://www.tgs.com/pro_div/download.asp
Amira documentation
» http://www.tgs.com/support/amira_doc/index.htm
[All links verified and viewed 8 Feb 2006]