Tellurion


Developers: Robert Kooima

Tellurion is a real-time planetary-scale data visualization. It uses a GPU-based algorithm to adaptively tessellate the sphere and apply terrain displacement, composing height field images of arbitrary resolution and projection. A deferred rendering approach combines per-pixel illumination and atmospheric effects for added realism.

Data sources: NASA’s Blue Marble Next Generation and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.

Funding provided by the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum and by the National Science Foundation cooperative agreement OCI-0225642 to University of California, San Diego for the OptIPuter project.

Email: rlk@evl.uic.edu

Date: January 1, 2007 - December 30, 2008
NASA’s Blue Marble Next Generation & Shuttle Radar Topography - EVL / UIC © 2007

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