A Collaborative Web-Based Environmental Data Visualization and Analysis Framework

J. Lukasczyk, X. Liang, W. Luo, E. D. Ragan, A. Middel, N. Bliss, D. White, H. Hagen, R. Maciejewski

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Abstract

We present an environmental data visualization framework that features synchronous and asynchronous multi-user interaction with all the benefits of modern web-based applications, such as easy accessibility and cross-platform compatibility. In contrast to outdated web-based network protocols, the proposed framework uses HTML5 WebSockets to enable full-duplex communication between server and clients. To demonstrate the framework, we chose the ecological problem of water scarcity in Africa. In this case study, water scarcity is calculated and visualized using various models and parameters, which can easily be shared among users and devices. Hence, we show the potential and the utilization of web technologies for collaborative environmental data exploration on distributed desktop and mobile devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEnvirVis 2015 - Workshop on Visualisation in Environmental Sciences
EditorsDieter Fellner
PublisherThe Eurographics Association
Pages25-29
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783905674859
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Event3rd Workshop on Visualisation in Environmental Sciences, EnvirVis 2015 at EuroVis 2015 - Cagliari, Italy
Duration: May 25 2015May 26 2015

Publication series

NameEnvirVis 2015 - Workshop on Visualisation in Environmental Sciences

Conference

Conference3rd Workshop on Visualisation in Environmental Sciences, EnvirVis 2015 at EuroVis 2015
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityCagliari
Period5/25/155/26/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Environmental Science(all)

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