October 5-9, 2014


D1 Dagik Earth (a visualization project of the earth and planets on a spherical screen) and IUGONET (Inter-university Upper atmosphere Global Observation NETwork)

Ken Ebisawa (JAXA/ISAS)

Yukinobu Koyama (Kyoto Univ.), AkinoriSaito (Kyoto Univ.), Sei-ichi Sakamoto (JAXA/ISAS), Mamoru Ishii (NICT), Yoshisuke Kumano (Shizuoka Univ.), Yuta Hozumi (Kyoto Univ.)

Dagik Earth is a visualization project of the earth and planets on a spherical screen using only a standard PC and a projector. Surface images of the earth or planets (or whatever having spherical shape) in the Equirectangular (Plate Carree) Projection are projected on a spherical screen in the orthographic projection. As a result, the spherical screen becomes a virtual digital globe, which can be rotated using mouse or remote IR controller. We will carry out a demonstration of Dagik Earth, where an audience can choose favorite images of earth and planets, and rotate and scrutinize them as he/she likes. Please find http://www.dagik.net/english for further information. Inter-university Upper atmosphere Global Observation NETwork (IUGONET) is a collaboration of five Japanese institutes to build a comprehensive database system for the metadata of the upper-atmospheric data taken by these institutes. Please find http://www.iugonet.org for further information.

Applicable ADASS XXIV theme category: Demo