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Category Text Publication
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DOI 10.1109/MCG.2023.3321989
Licence creative commons licence
Title (Primary) Lexcube: Interactive visualization of large earth system data cubes
Author Söchting, M.; Mahecha, M.D.; Montero, D.; Scheuermann, G.
Source Titel IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications
Year 2024
Department RS
Volume 44
Issue 1
Page From 25
Page To 37
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Keywords Data visualization; Earth; Three-dimensional displays; Meteorology; Data models; Remote sensing; Market research
Abstract Many subsystems of Earth are constantly monitored in space and time and undergo continuous anthropogenic interventions. However, research into this transformation remains largely inaccessible to the public due to the complexity of the big data generated by models and Earth Observation (EO). To overcome this barrier, we present the Leipzig Explorer of Earth Data Cubes (lexcubeorg), an interactive Earth data visualization that allows users to explore terabyte-scale data sets with minimal latency through space, time, variables, and model variants. With over 2 800 users and 163 000 API requests since its public release in May 2022, lexcubeorg is a novel interactive data cube visualization that embraces the concept of “data cubes”, enabling an equal treatment of space and time. We expect this development to be particularly relevant for the emerging exa-scale Digital Twins of Earth, as interactive visualizations in real-time could remove access barriers and help democratize Earth system sciences.
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Söchting, M., Mahecha, M.D., Montero, D., Scheuermann, G. (2024):
Lexcube: Interactive visualization of large earth system data cubes
IEEE Comput. Graph. Appl. 44 (1), 25 - 37 10.1109/MCG.2023.3321989