of visualization tools and application in particular problem domains
by Dykes and colleagues and by Bishop and colleagues emphasize integration
of visualization tools and their application in particular problem
domains. Dykes and his co-authors describe elements of a virtual field
course they have developed. Their contribution shows how web-based
visualization technology can be used in different stages of fieldwork.
The aim is to optimize the students' field experience by developing
selected field skills in a virtual environment before those skills
must be applied in a real field activity.
understanding of the geological history of Indian sub-continent is
the topic of the paper by Bishop and colleagues. They focus on WWW-based
visualization techniques, particularly animation, and consider the
challenge of depicting geologically dramatic change that is both slow
and of small magnitude relative to normal terrain variation.
Environments for Student Fieldwork Using Networked Components.
Dykes, J., K. Moore & J. Wood --
http://www.geog.le.ac.uk/vfc/IJGIS/ Visualisation of 8000 years
of geological history in Southern India. Bishop, I. D., R. M Ramasamy,
P. Stephens, E. B. Joyce -- http://surprise.sli.unimelb.edu.au/~ianb/india.html
Interactive visualisation of geographical objects on the Internet.
K”hk–nen, J., L. Lehto, T. Kilpel”inen & T. Sarjakoski -- http://www.fgi.fi/osastot/karto/projektit/netgis/vis_98/ngsh.html
concepts in exploration of spatial data