A Web-based system enabling the integration, analysis, and 3D sub-surface visualization of groundwater monitoring data and geological models
Hunter, Jane, Brooking, Charles, Reading, Lucy, & Vink, Sue (2016) A Web-based system enabling the integration, analysis, and 3D sub-surface visualization of groundwater monitoring data and geological models. International Journal of Digital Earth, 9(2), pp. 197-214.
The 3D Water Chemistry Atlas is an intuitive, open source, Web-based system that enables the three-dimensional (3D) sub-surface visualization of ground water monitoring data, overlaid on the local geological model (formation and aquifer strata). This paper firstly describes the results of evaluating existing virtual globe technologies, which led to the decision to use the Cesium open source WebGL Virtual Globe and Map Engine as the underlying platform. Next it describes the backend database and search, filtering, browse and analysis tools that were developed to enable users to interactively explore the groundwater monitoring data and interpret it spatially and temporally relative to the local geological formations and aquifers via the Cesium interface. The result is an integrated 3D visualization system that enables environmental managers and regulators to assess groundwater conditions, identify inconsistencies in the data, manage impacts and risks and make more informed decisions about coal seam gas extraction, waste water extraction, and water reuse.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||3D, sub-surface visualization, groundwater, geological model|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2015 Taylor & Francis|
|Deposited On:||28 Jul 2015 22:11|
|Last Modified:||17 May 2016 02:23|
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