3D viewer Geocando
"Geocando" - an open source viewer for 3 dimensional geodata
Geocando is a 3d Viewer for visualisation and querying of geodata and geomodels. It is especially developed for Paradigm's GOCAD® objects. Another supported format is the typical GIS exchange format ESRI Shapefile. In Geocando the objects can be visualized with different symbols, colours, scalebars, vertical exaggeration factors,etc. Typical features like get coordinates and property values, measure distances or show north arrow are implemented. The latest version provides a tool to create cross sections along a freely definable trace. Furthermore, the tool "Slicer" was developed to have a look into the inner parts of the geomodels. Geocando was developed at our chair by Manuel Feige as part of his diploma thesis and by Sandra Sichting as part of her Bachelor thesis.
Operating systemsWindows XP, Windows 7 (32bit, 64bit)
Geocando is developed in C++ using the library Visualization Toolkit which contains several algorithms for 3d visualisation. The graphical user interface is based on Qt.
GIS Tools for the analyse of geodata are implemeted to create simple or complex queries. Currently, non-spatial queries can be used for analysing (e.g. show all regions with a porosity higher than 0.2). Furthermore, numerical properties can be labeled in order to visualise information like lithology or stratigraphy.
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ContactPeggy Hielscher peggy [dot] hielschergeo [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de (E-Mail)