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Meeting: Wednesday, November 18, 1998

Visualizing Geology:
at SDSU, on the Web, and on the cheap

The Geology Department at San Diego State University has pioneered the use of computer graphics in their curriculum. The Visualization Laboratory, the Central Asia Research and Remediation Exchange (CARRE), the Computer Imaging, Visualization, and Animation center (CIVAC) and the Death Valley Visualization Project are all products of this innovative department.

The Visualization Laboratory was designed primarily for teaching and research of visualization in the Geological Sciences in the areas of tectonics, fluid flow, modeling, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, seismology, seismic reflection processing, and environmental geology, with major assistance from several geologists and imaging experts from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena. The Viz Lab was founded by Dr. Eric Frost and is now managed by Dr. Robert Mellors and Lisa Heizer.

This evening will include examples of past and present research at the SDSU geology department, including compute-intensive seismic data processing and visualization with SGI workstations, a walking tour of the Viz Lab, a virtual tour of other earth science graphics resources on the web, and a tutorial on how you can create dramatic fly-overs affordably on your home PC.

Additional links:

Geosciences links:

Visualizing Earth Home Page:

SORTIE forest growth model

6:00 - 7:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 - 8:30 Meeting


Members free. Non-members $5. Memberships $15/year.

Address, directions and maps:

Room P145, Physics Building
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182

From Interstate 8 east of I-15 take College Blvd. south,
pass parking structure 1, get into the left lane and make a
U-turn at the parking lot G entrance, proceed north and take
the first right into parking structure 1.


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Updated 11/03/98 

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