Re: [idvusers] IDV Applet?

Hi Everyone,

Thinking about the IDV Applet topic again, my feature request to the IDV
Developers is to be able to export IDV Views/Displays to Webgl in a similar
fashion to Kitware's Paraview.  Perhaps this type of feature could be coded
as a plugin?


On 21 May 2013 01:17, Tom Whittaker <whittaker@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi Bill
> > First on my list would be the ability to simulate the probe display. I
> would
> > like to drag a probe over a map and have a graph adjust to the values at
> the new
> > location.
> >
> > Second on my list would be the ability to animate a map display, with
> > "controls" for speed, frame omission, etc.
> As you may be aware, both of these are already available using the
> FlAniS applet (see
> <>).  Of
> course, you have to generate the images first and provide a suitable
> colortable, complete with "calibration" information.
> One of the conceptual hurdles here is that the IDV display is
> displaying the actual data [via the VisAD library] and not just an
> image (gif, jpg, png, etc), so the "probe" is simply looking at the
> display (data) values.  That's why the FlAniS example, above, needs a
> "calibration" table.  If one wants to display the data, it means that
> the values must be delivered to the "applet" (I'm using that term to
> be an application that runs in a web browser -- now often called a
> "web-app" or "WebApp") for display and probing.  It also means that
> the web-app needs to have all the rendering code (plot values,
> contours, filling, surfaces, etc.) built in.
> >
> > Third on my list would be the ability to use a globe display, not just a
> > flat map display.
> I'm not even sure why people still use the flat-map displays ;-)
> tom
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> Tom Whittaker
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