01 Dec 2011
We always appreciate it when art and science collide in the GEOINT world. At the Underline Gallery in New York City, one artist has put on an exhibition using his patented 3D mapping technology that allows mountains and valleys to “pop” more of off maps – and it looks very similar to 3D solutions we have seen on the GEOINT Symposium exhibition floor.
Jeffrey Ambroziak, the artist behind the exhibition, created the patented technology that, unlike most 3D projections that “constrain the user’s viewing point,” allows users to move all around without any noticeable distortion — while still allowing it to pop into true 3D.
One would speculate as to why we are only seeing this technology at an art exhibit, as opposed to being used in the field. Well, according to Ambroziak, the U.S. Air Force has shown interest in this technology for preparing pilots for low-flying maneuvers.
So, form and functionality can collide in the GEOINT world.