Toward a Virtual Map Library: the Map and Geospatial Hub 3D Explorer

This event last occurred May 25, 2021

The ASU Library Map and Geospatial Hub is launching a prototype "3D Explorer" application.

The 3D Explorer project entails the creation of a spatially accurate three-dimensional model and web-based application for exploring the cartographic and other resources available at the Map and Geospatial Hub's physical premises on ASU's Tempe campus (Hayden Library, Room 334).

The 3D Explorer combines CADD and GIS geometries to represent the Hub's interior workspace and the main features contained therein, including the flat file cabinets used for storing physical materials, such as maps and aerial photos. Users can conduct searches for cartographic materials, while exploring additional Hub resources, including its staff (human) resources and various workspace equipment.

The 3D Explorer project has been under development for years. The addition of a new team member, Robert Cowling (Map and GIS Intern), has made the launch of this live prototype possible.

In this 60-minute presentation, we'll discuss the rationale and origins for this project; demonstrate the application's navigation, search and selection functionality; explain the data and workflows involved with developing the 3D environment; and break-down the code and programming that has brought this prototype application to life.

A screenshot of the Map and Geospatial Hub 3D Render


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