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Title Virtual reality in geography / edited by Peter Fisher and David Unwin.
Imprint London ; New York : Taylor & Francis, 2002.

Subject Geography -- Computer simulation.
Virtual reality.
Alt Name Fisher, Peter F., 1955-
Unwin, D. (David John)
Description 1 online resource (x, 404 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Created for researching and teaching using techniques from the field of virtual reality. Of great interest to those working in GIS, Geography and Computer Science.
Contents Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; Virtual reality in geography: an introduction; Introduction to VR and technology; Geography in VR: context; Virtual archaeologies and the hyper-real: or, what does it mean to describe something as virtually-real?; Web-based virtual environments; Virtual reality and GIS: applications, trends and directions; Visual exploration of virtual environments; Creating information-rich virtual environments with geo-referenced digital panoramic imagery; Virtual landscapes; Introduction; Visualizing sustainable agricultural landscapes
The application of VR modelling in assessing potential visual impacts of rural developmentMulti-resolution virtual environments as a visualization front-end to GIS; Visualizing the structure and scale dependency of landscapes; Providing context in virtual reality: the example of a CAL package for mountain navigation; A Tour of the Tors; Virtual cities; Introduction; Data collection issues in virtual reality for urban geographical representation and modelling; Virtual world heritage cities: the ancient Thai city of Ayutthaya reconstructed; Visualizing data components of the urban scene
Virtuality and cities: definitions, geographies, designs'Other' worlds; 'Other' worlds: augmented, comprehensible, non-material spaces; Explorations in AlphaWorld: the geography of 3D virtual worlds on the Internet; Visualizing data quality through interactive metadata browsing; There's no there there: virtual reality, space and geographic visualization; Virtual reality: an exploratory tool for investigating the cognitive mapping and navigational skills of visually-impaired people; Multi-modal virtual reality for presenting geographic information; Index
ISBN 074840905X
020330585X (electronic bk.)
9780203305850 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 317864219
Additional Format Print version: Virtual reality in geography. London : Taylor & Francis, 2002 (DLC) 2001027965.

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