Digital Geography

28. April 2013

Digital Geomorphology

Maps are still the main technique to show geomorphological surfaces on different spatial scales. Step by step new technologies try to improve this approach. In this german article I wrote about a sandbox, which is monitored by a microsoft kinect camera. After some computation a beamer draws different heightlevels on the sand.




 

Obake, a developement of the MIT, tries to switch this approach and uses a surface which could be dragged and formed with hands. What do you think about. Would it be an alternative for classic maps?