AGI, University of Pennsylvania

Under the Hood of Virtual Globes

Patrick Cozzi, Kevin Ring

Monday May 23 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Virtual globes are a key tool for visualizing large geospatial datasets. This course goes under the hood of virtual globes and looks at their implementation techniques from the software developer's perspective. Our focus is not on one particular virtual globe, such as NASA World Wind or Google Earth; instead, we discuss common techniques used by many virtual globes, including coordinate transformations, globe representations, precision, multithreading, and terrain rendering. We also consider the differences between virtual globe 3D engines and game engines.
Attendees should have software development experience. A background in computer graphics is useful, but not required.

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Windows Phone 7 Workshop

Joel Reyes and Dr. Zhiming Xue

Tuesday May 24 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Are you interested to write an application or a game and make it available on Windows Phone 7 devices through Microsoft's Marketplace? At the workshop, we will demonstrate how you can build Windows Phone 7 applications or games, what tools are available, what public sector specific applications have been created, how you can publish your applications, etc. We will answer any questions you may have about Windows Phone 7. So come on over and join us in this fun workshop. Bring your computer if you like. Or, you can play with our demo phones and pre-installed applications.