Grand Canyon Tour
Mariner Valley Tour
Movie starts in space above Mars, descends to a lower elevation at the western edge of Mariner Valley, and then flies through the valley to the eastern side. Terrain and Imagery from NASA’s OnMars WMS server.
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport
Project completed with Minerva at Decision Theater for Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Animation shows planes taking off (red spheres) with sound-footprint as contour lines.
Apollo Landing Sites
Using Minerva to visit all the Apollo landing sites, always flying to the next closest site (rather than the order of the missions). Image layer (Clementine) and terrain data (ulcn2005) from NASA’s OnMoon WMS server.
Moon with Colorized and Shaded Elevation
Tile Engine Demo
Flying from space to low elevation shows how the tiles subdivide. The subdivision is triggered by the distance to the camera’s position. Once the path stops near the ground the “keep detail” feature is turned on, and the nested tiles remain even when the camera position moves back out into space.
Grand Canyon at Decicion Theater
Movie showing Minerva flying through the Grand Canyon at Decision Theater.
Mount Fuji Bedrock
Bedrock imagery from Geological Survey of Japan via OneGeology Portal with NASA SRTM terrain.
Descent into Mariner Valley
Movie showing Minerva flying into Mariner Valley on Mars. Terrain and imagery from NASA’s OnMars WMS server.
Weather Research Forecasting
Movie shows Professor Alex Mahalov’s Weather Research Forecasting (WRF) simulation of July 2006 severe storm over Phoenix, Arizona. The temporal, volumetric data is loaded with Minerva and geospatially positioned over the planet. The simulation used a 507 × 504 km grid with 101 vertical cells and generated a 48 hour forecast in 12 hours on 1024 processors at the Fulton High Performance Computing Initiative, Arizona State University.