Visualizing Coastal Change

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Scientific visualization provides a means for effective analysis and communication of complex information that may be otherwise difficult to explain and explore. This particularly applies to coastal geomorphology, where 3D spatial and temporal patterns and relationships are critical for capturing landscape features and their dynamics. In this chapter we present GIS-based techniques for visualizing dynamic coastal landscapes using 2D maps, 3D perspective views, animations, and the space-time cube approach.


Point Cloud Voxel Model Relief Shading Animation Tool Color Ramp 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA
  2. 2.Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric SciencesNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA
  3. 3.Center for Geospatial AnalyticsNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA
  4. 4.Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental EngineeringNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

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