[Belgium] Fwd: [OSGeo-Discuss] Tangible Landscape: open source environment for geospatial learning, science, and community engagement

Moritz Lennert mlennert at club.worldonline.be
Tue Aug 9 07:31:34 PDT 2016


For those who were there: this is the 3D-Input/Output system that I 
spoke about at our meeting at Gaƫl's house a few weeks ago.

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Subject: 	[OSGeo-Discuss] Tangible Landscape: open source environment 
for geospatial learning, science, and community engagement
Date: 	Mon, 8 Aug 2016 22:24:57 +0000
From: 	Suchith Anand <Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk>
To: 	discuss at lists.osgeo.org <discuss at lists.osgeo.org>

Dear all,

You are invited to join the next *"Open Geospatial Science & 
Applications" webinar series* on Aug 31st, 2016. We thank Dr. Rafael 
Moreno and colleagues at the FOSS4G lab, University of Colorado, Denver 
who are organising the webinars for us. The webinars will be in English 
and open and free to all on first come register basis. These webinars 
are also run  jointly with UCGIS and ASPRS. Details below

*Tangible Landscape: open source environment for geospatial learning, 
science, and community engagement*

August 31, 2016 (Wednesday)  at 6 PM (GMT)

Presented by Helena Mitasova, Anna Petrasova, Brendan Harmon, Vaclav 
Petras, Payam Tabrizian
Ross Meentemeyer Center for Geospatial Analytics, North Carolina State 
University, USA

In this webinar we introduce Tangible Landscape - a new type of modeling 
environment for interacting with geospatial data, analyses and 
simulations using maleable 3D physical models. We will describe the 
concept, show various options for hardware set-ups in a laboratory or at 
outreach events,and discuss technologies for creating 3D landscape 
models. The system is powered by open source GRASS GIS and it is 
designed as a platform for developing new applications. We will 
illustrate its capabilities using case studies in which we have explored 
how dune breaches affect the extent of coastal flooding,the impact of 
different building configurations on cast shadows and solar energy 
potential,and the effectiveness of various landscape designs for 
controlling runoff and erosion.We will present different types of 
interaction including molding polymeric sand, placing markers,and 
drawing with laser pointer. We will demonstrate how these tangible 
interactions can be used for collaborative decision making or engaging 
geogames. The most recent (and exciting) development includes coupling 
tangible landscape with an immersive virtual environment, which allows 
users to virtually step into the modeled landscape. We will show 
Tangible Landscape in various settings such as outreach events and 
conferences engaging diverse audiences such as children, scientists, and 
software developers.We will conclude by introducing the Tangible 
Landscape on-line community and inviting everyone to join and share 
their own ideas about hardware set-ups, new applications, software 
development and modes of interaction.

Details at https://geospatial.ncsu.edu/osgeorel/tangible-landscape.html

More details and how to connect will be updated at 

Best wishes,


Dr. Suchith Anand



*Geo for All - Building and expanding Open Geospatial Science*

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