Geospatial Visualization Tool Kit for Scientists Using Fortran
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 90, Issue 29, pages 249–250, 21 July 2009
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2009), Geospatial Visualization Tool Kit for Scientists Using Fortran, Eos Trans. AGU, 90(29), 249–250, doi:10.1029/2009EO290001., , and (
- Issue published online: 3 JUN 2011
- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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In recent years, visualization for the Earth and environmental sciences has developed significantly. Among the most notable advances has been the rise of Web-based tools colloquially called “geobrowsers.” These tools enable users from a range of sciences to access an enormous quantity of satellite and aerial photography with detailed maps to create a high-quality “virtual Earth” [e.g., McCaffrey et al., 2008; Oberlies et al., 2009]. One important geobrowser is Google Earth (http://earth.google.com/). It provides free tools for most major computing platforms and handheld devices, together with the ability to incorporate data from users.