ROV data visualization
Project Manager/Lead Engineer: Mike McCann
Lead Scientist: Bruce Robison, Jim Barry
This is a proposal for the fourth year of a four-year project to create
common, compelling, efficient, and easy-to-use visualizations of the variety of
data MBARI collects. The conversion to geoVRML provides a more general
solution for visualizing remotely operated vehicle (ROV) data from sites other than Monterey Bay, including
the ROV Tiburon dives off Oregon and Hawaii.
Progress was made in 2001 in providing adequate 3D graphics hardware
to targeted end users and in incorporating mbsystem edited ROV navigation data.
With 3-D replays of ROV Ventana dives now routinely delivered via the
Expedition Database, users are able to see the potential of this system and are
providing valuable feedback to the developer. The conversion to geoVRML should efficiently serve
visualizations of these data sets. After the geoVRML conversion has been
completed then work will begin on adding information from the Samples and Video
Annotation databases to the 3-D replays.
The activity for 2002 will be finishing up the project and enhancing the
web-based visualizations based on user feedback.