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Visualizing 3D Data in Earth Sciences

  • Martin H. Trauth
  • Elisabeth Sillmann
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Part of the Springer Textbooks in Earth Sciences, Geography and Environment book series (STEGE)

Abstract

Most data in earth sciences are spatially distributed, either as vector data, (points, lines, polygons) or as raster data (gridded topography). Vector data are generated by digitizing map objects such as drainage networks or outlines of lithologic units. Raster data can be obtained directly from a satellite sensor output, but gridded data can also, in most cases, be interpolated from irregularly-distributed field samples (gridding).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Earth and Environmental ScienceUniversity of PotsdamPotsdamGermany
  2. 2.BlaetterwaldDesignScientific PublicationsLandauGermany

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