Supercomputing and Computation


Parallel Visualization for GIS

Problem Statement:

  • Ability to visually comprehend ever-growing geographic datasets is limited by the insufficient resolution of desktop monitors. To address the limitation displays constituted of many monitors are used. However, software that support such configurations is lacking.

Technical Approach:

  • We have developed a module for a freely available GRASS GIS that can utilize capabilities of multi-screen display environments driven by Linux-based PC clusters.


  • The use of a standard GIS in the cluster environment allows us to employ all common GIS capabilities to facilitate visualization of very large geographic datasets on multi-screen displays.

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