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3D GIS time travel

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Andrew Zolnai's travels in 3D GIS since 1990

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3D GIS time travel

  1. 1. 3D GIS time travel Andrew Zolnai’s story @azolnai
  2. 2. First 3D formulation • 1990 Geobyte manuscript • Inspired by Operation Database • State-of-the-3D • Quad-treeing, parallel processing
  3. 3. First 3D iteration • GIS World 1992 • State-of-GIS again • Preview of real-time 3D • Vehicle navigation tracking etc.
  4. 4. Big time • Esri ArcUser 2002 • Multipatches in Gulf of Mexico • Data conflation in Colorado • Looking to the internet
  5. 5. Student mentorship • ESRI professional paper 2003 • Petroleum and mining apps • Operation Database AML in ArcMap • Geostatistical & 3D Analyst
  6. 6. Geological data models • ESRI professional paper 2004 • Accuracy, breadth, commonality & depth • Scalable, stable & shared • Cordilleran geology demo using public data
  7. 7. Teapot Dome / RMOTC • NPR-3 oil field testing centre (closed in 2015) • Complete suite of well and seismic • Subsurface reservoir flow model • ArcGIS Pro & Geocap extension
  8. 8. Global dynamic grids • 2017 AGI, Royal Geographical Society • Tesselation grids as dynamic datum • In response to earth plate movements • OGC Discrete Global Grid System DWG
  9. 9. Gulf of Mexico revisited • ArcGIS Pro subsurface 3D • Salt dome multi-patch • Bore-hole sleeves • Production structure
  10. 10. Geohipster calendar • ArcGIS Pro and Geocap extension • Seismic data “bricked” • Web Scene presentation • 3rd calendar in 4 years since its start

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