Paper No. 10
Presentation Time: 3:45 PM
IT’S TOO BIG AND TOO DIVERSE: CURRENT ISSUES IN GEOSCIENCE DATA EXPLORATION
Current cutting-edge visualization tools have illuminated a number of unexpected data storage, transport and display issues. The deployment of scientific observatories has created integration issues by one disciplines data sources available to experts in other fields. Geochemical, sedimentary, paleomagnetic and GIS databases are all online but do not come together into interoperable interfaces other than Microsoft Excel. Seismic model visualizations are now so large that they can only be run on the Earth Simulator computer in Japan.
We will discuss the issues involved when stereo display is common, screen real estate is limited only by wall size, storage is large and networking is really fast.