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Exploratory visualization of astronomical data on ultra-high-resolution wall displays
Author(s): Emmanuel Pietriga; Fernando del Campo; Amanda Ibsen; Romain Primet; Caroline Appert; Olivier Chapuis; Maren Hempel; Roberto Muñoz; Susana Eyheramendy; Andres Jordan; Hervé Dole
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Paper Abstract

Ultra-high-resolution wall displays feature a very high pixel density over a large physical surface, which makes them well-suited to the collaborative, exploratory visualization of large datasets. We introduce FITS-OW, an application designed for such wall displays, that enables astronomers to navigate in large collections of FITS images, query astronomical databases, and display detailed, complementary data and documents about multiple sources simultaneously. We describe how astronomers interact with their data using both the wall’s touchsensitive surface and handheld devices. We also report on the technical challenges we addressed in terms of distributed graphics rendering and data sharing over the computer clusters that drive wall displays.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 2016
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 9913, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV, 99130W (26 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231191
Show Author Affiliations
Emmanuel Pietriga, INRIA (France)
INRIA Chile (Chile)
Univ. Paris-Sud, CNRS (France)
Fernando del Campo, INRIA Chile (Chile)
Amanda Ibsen, INRIA Chile (Chile)
Romain Primet, INRIA (France)
Caroline Appert, INRIA (France)
Univ. Paris-Sud, CNRS (France)
Olivier Chapuis, INRIA (France)
Univ. Paris-Sud, CNRS (France)
Maren Hempel, Pontificia Univ. Católica de Chile (Chile)
Roberto Muñoz, Pontificia Univ. Católica de Chile (Chile)
Susana Eyheramendy, Pontificia Univ. Católica de Chile (Chile)
Millennium Institute of Astrophysics (Chile)
Andres Jordan, Pontificia Univ. Católica de Chile (Chile)
Millennium Institute of Astrophysics (Chile)
Hervé Dole, Univ. Paris-Sud, CNRS (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9913:
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV
Gianluca Chiozzi; Juan C. Guzman, Editor(s)

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