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promotional blurb extracted from the websites linked herein. This is by no
means an exhaustive nor definitive list, and no particular recommendation
nor assurance of solvency or utility is to be inferred from a listing
Imaging, Graphics, Visualization and
- Visit the Computing MetaIndex Page.
- visit the Science MetaIndex Page.
- Visit the Business MetaIndex Page.
- Visit the InterNetWorking Page.
- Go back the the EarthOps Homepage.
- First and Foremost: Silicon
- God are they good. If you want to be able to create images of
anything your mind's-eye can conceive, there's an excellent
probability that one of their machines has the display hardware and the
graphics software to do it.
- Second and Once Foremost: Intergraph.
- Very nice precision CAD.
- Hit the BigTime! PIXAR.
- Their software generated the graphics for the hit movie Toy Story.
Please see the
Computational Modelling & Simulation
Today's Hot Site: Exa Digital
Physics (tm). Digital fluid dynamics!
- Defense Modelling &
- DMSO's excellent links
- 3-D Explorer USA
- This is absolutely wonderful stuff. Uses USCGS topographic data to
render fully-controllable views of the US. You can even use it to plan trips
for the best scenery, in conjunction with their famous Street Atlas USA
- Graphic Information
Webserver City of Ontario California USA. A top-notch implimentation of
the integration of graphic and textual-database data.
- Extreme Scientific Visualization. Works great, and I
don't think you can beat their flowgram-and-workspace approach to
constructing scientific visualization meta-applications.
Impulse Radar (MIR).
- Perfect for generating data for scientific visualization
applications. Prowl around and see how MIR can be used to develop
topographic images of real-objects.
- MacNeal-Schwendler Corporation
- The world's largest provider of mechanical computer-aided
engineering (MCAE) solutions.
- National Oceanographic and
Atmospheric Administration's Development Department.
- This is some great stuff. Remote processing of near-current datasets
generates graphic output, accessed through the web. Get the winds-aloft
mappings for most NWS regions, for one, displayed via Vis5d (see above
reference). Compare with the LDEO Climate
Group's Data Catalog facility, which also remote-crunches datasets and
lets you view them through the Web.
- How do you map an online index according to search-term relevance?
Be warned, this is a huge page with intense VR graphics.
- Scientific Links page of the Division of Computer
Research and Technology of the National
Institutes of Health.
- This has quite a few extremely interesting links, not all of which
are related to medicine. Note that some of the
links from this page are very informative pages on molecular
modelling, which directly relates to nano-technology.
- Scientific Visualization
from the Army High-Performance Computing Center.
- A commercial concern involved with
remote sensing and data interpretation, service and support of satellite
- Synthetic Scene Generation Modelling,
- From the Naval Office of
- Terrain Modelling Project Office.
- Closely associated with the Defense Mapping
Agency, the TMPO is one of the driving forces behind the terrain-contour
databases and planetary modelling initiatives.
Fluid Dynamics Laboratory Visualization Guide.
- Another superior resource.
Programming Language for Animation, from the Cornell Theory Center.
- The Visualization
- An extremely powerful tool, and freeware under the LGPL, I think.
- University of Wisconsin's
- Laser Interferometry Direction and Ranging.
- This requires a serious machine. This is true five-dimensional visualization
and mathematical modelling for whatever you can concieve. You'll need at
least 32megs of RAM, and a hefty large harddrive, but you'll also be quite
pleased with the results.
- See also Medical Technology &
- See the Medical
- This also has links to software for format conversions
between disparate medical-imaging types!
- See also BioPhysics, Las Alamos
- Medical Imaging is a hot topic here.
- Environmental Research Institute of
- "...an independent, nonprofit, contract
research organization that specializes in imaging technologies, including
sensor system design and development, data and image processing, and
applications. ERIM operates with close ties to universities and federal
government agencies in addition to being involved in cooperative programs
with industry. Our primary customers are federal agencies, for whom ERIM
fills a gap between industry, government laboratories, government agencies,
Text Capture and Optical Character Recognition (OCR & Image Digitization
- This Australian firm makes software for multimedia presentations,
including an on-the-fly converter for text-to-HTML.
- Graphics Four.
- Mostly a printing speciality, they're also doing some interesting
things with "repurposing" datafiles collected during their precision color
scanning of images in the pre-press business.
- One of Canada's best and largest document conversion and publication
- Hawaii Microfilms Services.
- Southern Computer Systems.
- High-volume forms scanners/readers.
- United Kingdom
Virtual-Reality Special-Interest Group (UK-VR-SIG).
- Lots of links to VR sites and organizations!
- Virtual I-O.
- Wonderful line of stereo VR goggles!
- VRML from
- Quite possibly the Page-of-Pages in the VRML VR. Yikes! Loads of
links to and from everywhere.