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Paper ID: 2792

Sharing and visualizing environmental data using Virtual Globes
Jon D,Blower Alastair,Gemmell Keith,Haines Peter,Kirsch Nathan,Cunningham Andrew,Fleming Roy,Lowry ,

Appeared in: Proceedings of the UK e-Science All Hands Conference 2007 website: http://www.allhands.org.uk/2007/
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Publisher: National e-Science Centre
Year: 2007
ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-9553988-3-4
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Field of Science: e-Science

URL: http://www.allhands.org.uk/2007/proceedings/papers/792.pdf

Abstract: Virtual globe technology holds many exciting possibilities for environmental science. These easy-to-use, intuitive systems provide means for simultaneously visualizing four-dimensional environmental data from many different sources, enabling the generation of new hypotheses and driving greater understanding of the Earth system. Through the use of simple markup languages, scientists can publish and consume data in interoperable formats without the need for technical assistance. In this paper we give, with examples from our own work, a number of scientific uses for virtual globes, demonstrating their particular advantages. We explain how we have used Web Services to extend the capabilities of virtual globes. We also discuss the current limitations of the technology.

Keywords: e-Science, AHM 2007


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