Virtual Shanghai at 2010 Shanghai Expo (II)
IVS is an application of virtual reality designed to allow navigation in and interaction with the visual and cartographic data of Virtual Shanghai in a 3-D environment. Its objectives can be defined as:
– Making sense of large-scale visual database through a process of image clustering based on their degree of similarity/dissimilarity
– Producing shifting view points on urban space through a “perspective vision” that shows/hide items along with movement through the 3-D environment
The iVS application was set up in the Ballroom of the Rhônes-Alpes Pavilion (Urban Best Practices Area). Since its opening to the public on Tuesday 16 August, it has received between 2,000-2,700 visits per day. We present below a few snapshots of the installation, the public, and the local iVS team.
A view of iVS (3-D urban mapping)
Young iVS users
A view of iVS (image planetarium)
e-Scholarship can be fun !