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Title: Virtual Reality: A Tool for Cartographic Visualization
Authors: Quaye-Ballard, J.A.
Keywords: Visualization
Virtual reality
Virtual Reality Modelling Language (VRML)
Cartography
Issue Date: Apr-2008
Publisher: Journal of Science and Technology
Citation: Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 28 No. 1, 2008 pp 136-145
Abstract: Visualization methods in the analysis of geographical datasets are based on static models, which restrict the visual analysis capabilities. The use of virtual reality, which is a three-dimensional (3D) perspective, gives the user the ability to change viewpoints and models dynamically overcomes the static limitations of two-dimensional (2D) views. Based on this, the paper highlights the importance, characteristic and classification of Virtual Reality as a tool in data visualization. The paper also outlines real life applications of Virtual Reality as a means of visualization. The distinction between Virtual Reality and Cartography is also presented. This paper also attempts to outline the Virtual Reality Modelling Language (VRML), which is a scene description language for developing Virtual Reality.
Description: Article published in the Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 28 No. 1, 2008 pp 136-145
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/5203
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