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Visual interface for space and terrestrial analysisThe management of large geophysical and celestial data bases is now, more than ever, the most critical path to timely data analysis. With today's large volume data sets from multiple satellite missions, analysts face the task of defining useful data bases from which data and metadata (information about data) can be extracted readily in a meaningful way. Visualization, following an object-oriented design, is a fundamental method of organizing and handling data. Humans, by nature, easily accept pictorial representations of data. Therefore graphically oriented user interfaces are appealing, as long as they remain simple to produce and use. The Visual Interface for Space and Terrestrial Analysis (VISTA) system, currently under development at the Naval Research Laboratory's Backgrounds Data Center (BDC), has been designed with these goals in mind. Its graphical user interface (GUI) allows the user to perform queries, visualization, and analysis of atmospheric and celestial backgrounds data.
Document ID
19960022598
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Dombrowski, Edmund G. (SFA, Inc. Landover, MD United States)
Williams, Jason R. (Hughes STX, Inc. Lanham, MD United States)
George, Arthur A. (Hughes STX, Inc. Lanham, MD United States)
Heckathorn, Harry M. (Naval Research Lab. Washington, DC United States)
Snyder, William A. (Naval Research Lab. Washington, DC United States)
Date Acquired
August 17, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1995
Publication Information
Publication: Visualization techniques in space and atmospheric sciences
Subject Category
Documentation and Information Science
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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