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dc.contributor.authorBuckley, Simon John
dc.contributor.authorRingdal, Kari
dc.contributor.authorNaumann, Nicole
dc.contributor.authorDolva, Benjamin
dc.contributor.authorKurz, Tobias Herbert
dc.contributor.authorHowell, John Anthony
dc.contributor.authorDewez, Thomas J.B.
dc.PublishedBuckley SJ, Ringdal K, Naumann N, Dolva B, Kurz TH, Howell JA, Dewez TJ. LIME: Software for 3-D visualization, interpretation, and communication of virtual geoscience models. Geosphere. 2019;15(1):222-235eng
dc.description.abstractThe use of three-dimensional (3-D), photo-textured representations of topography from laser scanning and photogrammetry is becoming increasingly common across the geosciences. This rapid adoption is driven by recent innovations in acquisition hardware, software automation, and sensor platforms, including unmanned aerial vehicles. In addition, fusion of surface geometry with imaging sensors, such as multispectral, hyperspectral, thermal, and ground-based radar, and geophysical methods creates complex and visual data sets that provide a fundamental spatial framework to address open geoscience research questions. Despite the current ease of acquiring and processing 3-D photo-textured models, the accessibility of tools for analyzing and presenting data remains problematic, characterized by steep learning curves and custom solutions for individual geoscience applications. Interpretation and measurement is essential for quantitative analysis of 3-D data sets, and qualitative methods are valuable for presentation purposes, for planning, and in education. This contribution presents LIME, a lightweight and high-performance 3-D software for interpreting and co-visualizing 3-D models and related image data. The software allows measurement and interpretation via digitizing in the 3-D scene. In addition, it features novel data integration and visualization of 3-D topography with image sources such as logs and interpretation panels, supplementary wavelength imagery, geophysical data sets, and georeferenced maps and images. High-quality visual output can be generated for dissemination to aid researchers with communication of their results. The motivation and an overview of the software are described, illustrated by example usage scenarios from outcrop geology, multi-sensor data fusion, and geophysical-geospatial data integration.en_US
dc.publisherGeological Society of Americaen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NCeng
dc.titleLIME: Software for 3-D visualization, interpretation, and communication of virtual geoscience modelsen_US
dc.typePeer reviewed
dc.typeJournal article
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2019 the authorsen_US
dc.relation.projectNorges forskningsråd: 266740
dc.relation.projectNorges forskningsråd: 234111

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