Visualizing in four dimensions (length, width, height, and time)
is a key tool earth scientists use to understand geologic process.
Traditional paper presentations of earth science materials require
that the user bring knowledge and experience in order to visualize
the information and understand the concept. This is a barrier to
students. New computer technologies help students overcome the visualization
The Virtual Imaging and Visualization Environment
This laboratory, supported by Shell and the Hillcrest Foundations,
uses active stereo goggles to make a projected object on a screen
look three dimensional. The lab can be experienced at the Bureau
Research Building or travel on the road. The content includes
results of Bureau research and presentations of public interest.
3-D Experiences - Adventures
in Virtual Reality:
a VRML viewer, a plug-in to your internet browser, to see and
maniputhese manipulate these 3-D models.
Views of Familiar Places:
Use a Geographic Information System viewer, ArcExplorer, to customize
and manipulate your own set of full color maps showing interrelationships
between the geology, soil, biology, surface water, groundwater,
and human activities that form the environment.
or comments to Sue Hovorka
or Sigrid Clift.