New Google Summer of Code Project: NASA's Data Curtains from Space


We added a new GSoC project that will be mentored by NASA:

This project, “NASA’s Data Curtains from Space”, is about visualizing unique satellite imagery that is perpendicular to the surface (think extruded walls). This is the same NASA team who develop the Global Imagery Browse Services (GIBS), which already has some Cesium demos, see this thread.

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Interesting. I assume the image represents the plane cross-section (from raw satellite data) rather than a whole volume projected orthographically onto the wall. I’d assume you could watch the wall move and observe the image on it change. Sounds like a good idea. Perhaps someday translucent voxels could be made, and you could cut slices out of the voxels to see various cross sections.