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Data visualisation with the Oculus Rift - DK2

A short film describing the development of a prototype application for the Oculus Rift DK2 headset, to visualise subsurface geoscience data in situ. Synopsis: Visualisation and Science Promotion team members Michael de Hoog and Bobby Cerini visited Lake George in southern New South Wales, to demonstrate how the Oculus Rift is used to integrate subsurface resources data in situ with views of the landscape. In the opening sequence, Michael and Bobby set off across the dry lake bed. Michael is wearing the Oculus Rift headset while Bobby carries a laptop, containing georeferenced data previously gathered by Geoscience Australia. The headset has a camera attached to capture the view and enable tracking of Michael's head movements. The video shows what Michael is seeing as he looks around. Different data layers are shown being switched on and off, as Michael gazes at different parts of the landscape. The data are overlaid on the precise location within the landscape in which they were collected, including seismic line, volumes, gravity, magnetic and borehole data. The view changes to show Michael at the lakeside, wearing the Oculus Rift headset and looking at the wider landscape. Again the subsurface data is shown. The geographical extent of the data gathered in this area is revealed with Michael's head movements. A voiceover accompanying the movie describes the processes used to make the film and to show what the headset wearer sees. Script: Bobby Cerini, Michael de Hoog Data visualisation, application development: Michael de Hoog Cinematography, editing, audio: Michael O'Rourke Titles: Kath Hagan

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A short film describing the development of a prototype application for the Oculus Rift DK2 headset, to visualise subsurface geoscience data in situ. Synopsis: Visualisation and Science Promotion team members Michael de Hoog and Bobby Cerini visited Lake George in southern New South Wales, to demonstrate how the Oculus Rift is used to integrate subsurface resources data in situ with views of the landscape. In the opening sequence, Michael and Bobby set off across the dry lake bed. Michael is wearing the Oculus Rift headset while Bobby carries a laptop, containing georeferenced data previously gathered by Geoscience Australia. The headset has a camera attached to capture the view and enable tracking of Michael's head movements. The video shows what Michael is seeing as he looks around. Different data layers are shown being switched on and off, as Michael gazes at different parts of the landscape. The data are overlaid on the precise location within the landscape in which they were collected, including seismic line, volumes, gravity, magnetic and borehole data. The view changes to show Michael at the lakeside, wearing the Oculus Rift headset and looking at the wider landscape. Again the subsurface data is shown. The geographical extent of the data gathered in this area is revealed with Michael's head movements. A voiceover accompanying the movie describes the processes used to make the film and to show what the headset wearer sees. Script: Bobby Cerini, Michael de Hoog Data visualisation, application development: Michael de Hoog Cinematography, editing, audio: Michael O'Rourke Titles: Kath Hagan   PLAY
An animation of fractional cover data(R:G:B =bare soil, green vegetation, non-photosynthetic vegetation) from Landat for Towoomba for the period from 1998 to 2012. The animation consists of gap-filled fractional cover data and shows approximately 'a month per second' in the animation.   PLAY
An animation of false colour (R:G:B = SWIR band, NIR band, Green band) Landsat imagery for Menindee Lakes and surrounds for the period from 1998 to 2012. The animation consists of gap-filled Landsat data and shows approximately 'a month per second' in the animation.   PLAY
An animation of false colour (R:G:B = SWIR band, NIR band, Green band) Landsat imagery for Towoomba for the period from 1998 to 2012. The animation consists of gap-filled Landsat data and shows approximately 'a month per second' in the animation.   PLAY
An animation of false colour (R:G:B = SWIR band, NIR band, Green band) Landsat imagery for Trentham and surrounds for the period from 1998 to 2012. The animation consists of gap-filled Landsat data and shows approximately 'a month per second' in the animation.   PLAY
Short video of earthquakes occurring in Australia during 2013 shown as a time lapse.   PLAY
Short video of earthquakes above magnitude 3.4 occurring in Australia during 2013 shown as a time lapse.   PLAY
Short video of earthquakes occurring in New South Wales during 2013 shown as a time lapse.   PLAY
Short video of earthquakes occurring in Northern Territory during 2013 shown as a time lapse.    PLAY
Short video of earthquakes occurring in Queensland during 2013 shown as a time lapse.   PLAY
Short video of earthquakes occurring in South Australia during 2013 shown as a time lapse.   PLAY
Short video of earthquakes occurring in Tasmania during 2013 shown as a time lapse.   PLAY
Short video of earthquakes occurring in Victoria during 2013 shown as a time lapse.   PLAY
Short video of earthquakes occurring in Western Australia during 2013 shown as a time lapse.   PLAY
A short film about a scientific project aimed at enhancing risk analysis capacities for flood, severe wind from tropical cyclones and earthquake in the Greater Metropolitan Manila Area. Manila is one of the world's megacities, and the Greater Metro Manila Area is prone to natural disasters. These events may have devastating consequences for individuals, communities, buildings, infrastructure and economic development. Understanding the risk is essential for implementing Disaster Risk Reduction programs. In partnership with AusAID, Geoscience Australia is providing technical leadership for risk analysis projects in the Asia-Pacific Region. In the Philippines, Geoscience Australia is engaging with Government of the Philippines agencies to deliver the "Enhancing Risk Analysis Capacities for Flood, Tropical Cyclone Severe Wind and Earthquake in the Greater Metro Manila Area" Project.   PLAY