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Visualization and interpretation of geologic data in 3D virtual reality

Gary L. Kinsland and Christoph W. Borst
Visualization and interpretation of geologic data in 3D virtual reality (in Interpretation 3D visualization, Steve Adcock (prefacer), Jean Yves Chatellier (prefacer) and Linda R. Sternbach (prefacer))
Interpretation (Tulsa) (August 2015) 3 (3): SX13-SX20

Abstract

We have developed an argument and evidence from our experiences for the utility of 3D virtual reality (3DVR) systems in the interpretation of 3D geologic data. Interpretation of 3D data by geoscientists is performed in "the mind." Visualization of 3D data in 3DVR environments is an efficient method of getting the data into the mind. Descriptions of visualization and interpretation of several different geologic data sets in 3DVR environments illustrate the advantages of 3DVR. Despite the advantages of visualization in 3DVR, several reasons exist for the present limited use of 3DVR by geoscientists. With the relatively recent availability and affordability of smaller hardware and software systems, we believe 3DVR should become commonplace on the desktops of geoscience interpreters.


ISSN: 2324-8858
EISSN: 2324-8866
Serial Title: Interpretation (Tulsa)
Serial Volume: 3
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Visualization and interpretation of geologic data in 3D virtual reality
Title: Interpretation 3D visualization
Author(s): Kinsland, Gary L.Borst, Christoph W.
Author(s): Adcock, Steveprefacer
Author(s): Chatellier, Jean Yvesprefacer
Author(s): Sternbach, Linda R.prefacer
Affiliation: University of Louisiana at Lafayette, School of Geosciences, Geology Department, Lafayette, LA, United States
Affiliation: dGB Earth Sciences, Sugar Land, TX, United States
Pages: SX13-SX20
Published: 201508
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 21
Accession Number: 2016-006919
Categories: Applied geophysics
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. sketch maps
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Secondary Affiliation: Star Creek Energy, USA, United States
Source Note: Online First
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States. Reference includes data supplied by Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Update Code: 201604
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