Visualizing a Sub-Aqueous, Subterranean Cave
Barbara A. am Ende
Tuesday, November 6, 2001 13:00-14:00,
A point cloud of 10 million locations was collected using sonar from a
cave approximately 90 m underwater in Florida. The extreme conditions
of the environment required the use of highly specialized and
technical diving and data gathering equipment. Registration of multiple
data sets was an initial challenge facilitated by cave radio and GPS.
Current research focuses on meshing the point cloud into solid,
polygonalized walls. In the future, the meshed walls can be texture
mapped and displayed in the RAVE 3D immersive environment to give
a viewer a virtual cave experience.
Room 145, NIST North (820)
Tuesday, November 6, 2001 11:00-12:00,
Contact: R. F. Boisvert
Note: Visitors from outside NIST must contact
Robin Bickel; (301) 975-3668;
at least 24 hours in advance.