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The use of VRML for cartographic presentation

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This paper explores the possibilities and implications of spatial representation using virtual reality (VR) tools. Concepts of VR and its linkages with cartography are examined and the non-deterministic nature of VR as a data exploration tool is discussed. The use of the Virtual Reality Modelling Language (VRML) is introduced and a project to employ conventional map data in a VRML "virtual world" is described. Further technical issues related to the use of VRML are mentioned. © 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd.

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Author(s): Fairbairn D, Parsley S

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Computers & Geosciences

Year: 1997

Volume: 23

Issue: 4

Pages: 475-481

Print publication date: 01/05/1997

ISSN (print): 0098-3004

ISSN (electronic): 1873-7803

Publisher: Pergamon


DOI: 10.1016/S0098-3004(97)00014-9


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