3D, Interactive Ocean Mapping on Display
July 23, 2011
Cape Cod Online: At a glance, Dave Foster appeared to be playing a video game while sporting red 3D glasses and a handheld control to navigate the floor of Buzzards Bay.
Instead, the geologist from the U.S. Geological Survey was showing the results of cutting-edge data collection that’s helping scientists diagram the deep.
Known as GeoWall projection, the technology enables researchers to display data gathered by sonar from 2009-2011 submarine topography of Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound in a 3-dimensional and interactive form.