At the VRGeo Consortium December 2010 meeting, a novel multi-touch-based prototype for seismic interpretation was introduced. The technology used for the new system was nothing less but the world's first true multi-touch capable Quad Full HD LCD display. It combines a very sharp 56” image of 3840x2160 pixels with a multi-touch technology featuring 32 simultaneous touches.
In addition to identifying and combining the technologies mentioned, the VRGeo R&D team also constructed on VRGeo Consortium members’ request a suitable assembly which resembles a drafting table. It enables easy adjusting of the display's inclination. This way, the new VRGeo SeisTouch can be used both in a flat and bent table style with different angles.
Furthermore, in order to better exploit the capabilities of this hardware for seismic analysis, a new application was finally developed. It combines the possibilities of out-of-core processing using the Octreemizer® framework and slice-based analysis using parts of the SeisTouch application. Arbitrary seismic lines can easily be selected, visualized and annotated via multi-touch from a truly massive volumetric data set (100GB at 8bits per voxel) from the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.
Yuelong Yu, Master Thesis, University of Bonn, Germany, October 2011
David d'Angelo (Fraunhofer IAIS), Alexander Kulik (Bauhaus-University Weimar), Markus Schlattmann (AGT Group R&D GmbH), Manfred Bogen (Fraunhofer IAIS) - Internal Paper
Markus Schlattmann, Yuelong Yu, Nils Gruendl, Manfred Bogen, Alexander Kulik, David d'Angelo, Bernd Froehlich and Reinhard Klein. To appear in: Proceedings of GRAPP 2013 - 8th Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, Barcelona, Spain, February 21-24, 2013