Large Immersive Visualization
Visualization of data occurs at many scales, from your laptop computer and 3D TV through to entire centers dedicated to visualizing data. Large immersive visualization theatres and centers are spaces dedicated to high performance computing and 3D visualization; multiple projectors, curved screens, and special glasses are used to create a true 3D environment for data presentation and analysis. Often, visualization theatres are located within large companies or universities. In some locations there are dedicated facilities that can be used to host meetings or events. There are also portable options for large and immersive visualization.
A GeoWall is a portable solution used in Earth Science education that is assembled from off-the-shelf products. Other solutions for portable visualization include the Scripps Visualization Center’s iCluster and MiniMe (Mobile INteractive Imaging Multidisplay Environment).
Fledermaus is used in visualization centers around the world, particularly in the offshore industry and academia. Both the full Fledermaus software suite and the free viewer, iView4D, offer full stereo visualization and split-screen stereo visualization modes; the same software and data sets used on the desktop can be used for immersive visualization.
For examples of Fledermaus being used in immersive visualization (and to access dozens of downloadable Fledermaus scenes), visit the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Visualization Center website.