Real-time crater profile analysis: Visualizing high-resolution laser altimetry data sets on the GPU
Published:October 01, 2015
J. McDonald, J. Montgomery, 2015. "Real-time crater profile analysis: Visualizing high-resolution laser altimetry data sets on the GPU", Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolution V, Gordon R. Osinski, David A. Kring
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Impact craters play an important role in planetary chronology and geomorphology. Researchers use a cadre of software tools that aid in visual crater identification and crater morphologic analysis. However, many of the existing software tools support only rudimentary visualization and/or limited crater morphologic analysis. To facilitate the use of high-resolution altimetry data in crater visualization and morphologic analysis, we provide mVTK. mVTK is a novel visualization and morphologic analysis software tool that uses raw altimetry data to render high-resolution cartographic projects in real time that are interactive and support precise crater profile measurements.