CHANGING THE LANDSCAPE IN VIRTUAL REALITY
GeoVisionary was developed by Virtalis in collaboration with the British Geological Survey as specialist software for high-resolution visualisation of spatial data. The initial design goal was to ensure that data sets for large regions, national to sub-continental, could be loaded simultaneously and at full resolution, while allowing real-time interaction with the data. One of the major advantages GeoVisionary offers over other visualisation software (3 & 4D GIS) is its ability to integrate very large volumes of data from multiple sources, allowing a greater understanding of diverse spatial datasets.
Virtalis’ 20 years of expertise in Virtual Reality (VR) and handling large engineering CAD datasets meant that we were uniquely placed to create software capable of high-resolution 3D stereo visualisation that is limited only by the resolution of the data.
GeoVisionary Version 2 brings exciting new capabilities, including:
• visualisation of voxels for the interpretation of volumetric or block models
• the ability to render point clouds from laser scan data
• the mapping of 4D or time series, allowing data gathered from different time periods to be compared and trends analysed
• a plane tool which allows geoscientists to measure and visualise outcrops to assess the orientation and geological relationships of rock strata
GeoVisionary is a valuable and unique software tool for the visualisation, analysis and interpretation of large and complex, multi-source datasets.
“The ability to mark contacts, structures and other geological features while fully immersed in a 3D environment is probably as close to real field mapping on Mars as is possible at the moment”.
Dr. Peter Grindrod, a Planetary Geologist and Aurora Research Fellow at UCL.