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Joint Meeting Pacific Section, AAPG & Cordilleran Section GSA April 29–May 1, 2005, San José, California

Developments in Covisualization: Multiple Volumes, Multiple Attributes, and Representation of Uncertainty

Graham Brew, Rick Schnell, and Previous HitPaulTop White
Dynamic Graphics, Inc, 1015 Atlantic Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501, [email protected]

The ability to view many types of data from geological, geophysical, petrophysical, engineering, and production sources has proved to be very effective in making better decisions more quickly when team representatives are gathered in the visualization environment. Improving the effectiveness of this visualization is a present challenge to software developers.

In this presentation we will demonstrate methods currently under development aimed at improving covisualization:

  1. Creation of a number of equivalent spatial volumes (wireframes) for concurrent display of different models and spatial elements.
  2. Improved handling of multiple attributes in one or several spatial volumes including compound selection and coloring determined by any number of attributes (properties).
  3. Management of the data and visualization context when many disparate data sets are displayed in multiple volumes, using multiple attributes. The goal is to avoid repetitive setup of each visualization context.
  4. Visualization of multiple, nominally equiprobable, models in a full covisualization context. Once you've paid the price of obtaining and filtering multiple realizations how do you effectively look at them?

Posted with permission of The Geological Society of America; abstract also online (http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2005CD/finalprogram/abstract_86013.htm). © Copyright 2005 The Geological Society of America (GSA).