Monday, October 30, 2006

Visualizing GeoData in Second Life

The possibilities are truly endless... Read more

In email, Cory Ondrejka of Second Life had some additional interesting comments:

This approach would work with a lot of different data visualizations, but the more important -- and transformative -- bit is that 60 people form all over the world could be discussing the data. Whether you're talking about tracking IEDs, gathering data on infectious diseases, voting results, sales results, team opinions, this display approach could let an international group brainstorm the implications of the data.

Moreover, it need not only be a display! While this display is pulling data form the web, it could allow participants to add data as well, perhaps reflecting the data into Google Earth or some web-based system so that the net result could be broadcast 1-to-many from the web.

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