The VIS-5D system provides highly interactive visual access to 5-dimensional data sets containing up to 50 million data points. The user has easy and intuitive control over animated 3-dimensional depictions of multiple interacting physical variables. VIS-5D is runs on the Stardent ST-1000 and ST-2000 workstations and is available as freeware from the Space… (More)
The interactivity provided by rendering at the animation rate is the key to visualizing multivarite time varying volumetric data. We are developing a system for visualizing earth science data using a graphics supercomputer. We propose simple algorithms for real-time texture mapping and volume imaging using a graphics supercomputer.
Scientists often view computer algorithms as risk-filled black boxes. The barrier between scientists and their computations can be bridged by techniques that make the internal workings of algorithms visible and that allow scientists to experiment with their computations. We describe two interactive systems developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison… (More)
The authors describe the capabilities of McIDAS , an interactive visualization system that is vastly increasing the ability of earth scientists to manage and analyze data from remote sensing instruments and numerical simulation models. McIDAS provides animated three-dimensional images and highly interactive displays. The software can manage, analyze, and… (More)
We present a technique for defining graphical depictions for all the data types defined in an algorithm, The ability to display arbitrary combinations of an algorithm's data objects in a common frame of reference, coupled with interactive control of algorithm execution, provides a powerful way to understand algorithm behavior. Type definitions are… (More)
In order to develop a foundation for visualization, we develop lattice models for data objects and displays that focus on the fact that data objects are approximations to mathematical objects and real displays are approximations to ideal displays. These lattice models give us a way to quantize the information content of data and displays and to define… (More)
Many of us working in visualization have our own list of our top 5 or 10 unresolved problems in visualization. We have assembled a group of panelists to debate and perhaps reach concensus on the top problems in visualization that still need to be explored. We include panelists from both the information and scientific visualization domains. After our… (More)