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Holographic GIS using 3D Touch Table

Posted: February 26, 2011 in GIS
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Holography is composed of Greek word Holos which means Whole and Greek word Grafe which means drawing or writing. Technically, it is a technique of using measurements of objects and distribution of scattered light by this object to create a three dimensional model for this object. This technology was discovered in 1947 by Hungarian physicist Dennis Gabor (1900–1979), work for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1971.

Laser technology gave the Holography a great push for the future. Using a set of Laser beams, the hologram – the technical term of holographic 3D model – can be created in the real space to give the audience the effect of a real object. For GIS users and developers, Holography is very promising tool to develop new creative visualization approaches.

In ESRI 2005 International User Conference, a hardware designed to produce holographic models for GIS data is presented. The following movie shows a demo for this amazing hardware.



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