CHANGING THE LANDSCAPE IN VIRTUAL REALITY
GeoVisionary was developed by Virtalis in collaboration with the British Geological Survey as specialist software for high-resolution visualisation of spatial data. GeoVisionary 3 has built upon this visualisation ability to add analysis and interpretation of large and complex, multi-source datasets.
One of the major advantages GeoVisionary offers over other visualisation software (3 & 4D GIS) is its ability to integrate very large volumes of data from multiple sources, allowing a greater understanding of diverse spatial datasets. Virtalis’ 20 years of expertise in Virtual Reality (VR) and handling large engineering CAD datasets meant that we were uniquely placed to create software capable of high-resolution 3D stereo visualisation that is limited only by the resolution of the data.
“GV3 represents the integration of BIM, GIS and geologic modelling, giving unique capabilities and opportunities. Using functionality and importers from Virtalis’ Visionary Render Platform, GV3 can hold massive 3D CAD models, meaning that mining infrastructure, like conveyors, crushers, engineering facilities, plus detail of earthworks, such as shafts, stockpiles and waste piles, together with subsurface features like ground water, ore body and boreholes can all be brought together in one place. We can analyse different aspects of the operation, collaborating with colleagues and customers to save time and money by taking better and faster critical decisions, while improving health & safety within a hazardous environment.”
Pablo Reinhardt, Virtual Reality Team Leader at Tetra Tech & Coffey
- Ability to digitise between boreholes, interpreting data to link them
- Live editing of shape files
- Ability to automatically blend multi-resolution terrain from different sources to create instant slope and aspect maps
- Can be linked to environmental monitoring equipment and databases to visualise real-time data sources such as river flow, seismic sensors and GPS data tracks from vehicles and aircraft
- The OGC-compliant web services support enables browsing and query of web-based geoscience and GIS data sources, allowing them to be incorporated into information rich visualisations
“In both teaching and research within GeoMining we often struggle to understand and communicate the 3D shapes that are in the ground from 2D drawings. VR helps us to visualise. My own specialty is Construction Infrastructure and VR will help us design the most efficient processes whilst maintaining standardisation.”
Gustav Jansson, Luleå’s associate senior lecturer in Industrialised Construction