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Modeling Terrains and Subsurface Geology

Mattia Natali, Endre M. Lidal, Julius Parulek, Ivan Viola and Daniel Patel

INPROCEEDINGS, EuroGraphics 2013 State of the Art Reports (STARs), 2013

Abstract

The process of creating terrain and landscape models is important in a variety of computer graphics and visualization applications, from films and computer games, via flight simulators and landscape planning, to scientific visualization and subsurface modelling. Interestingly, the modelling techniques used in this large range of application areas have started to meet in the last years. In this state-of-the-art report, we present two taxonomies of different modelling methods. Firstly we present a data oriented taxonomy, where we divide modelling into three different scenarios: the data-free, the sparse-data and the dense-data scenario. Then we present a workflow oriented taxonomy, where we divide modelling into the separate stages necessary for creating a geological model. We start the report by showing that the new trends in geological modelling are approaching the modelling methods that have been developed in computer graphics. We then give an introduction to the process of geological modelling followed by our two taxonomies with descriptions and comparisons of selected methods. Finally we discuss the challenges and trends in geological modelling.

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EuroGraphics 2013 State of the Art Reports (STARs)

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@inproceedings{Natali13Modeling,
 author = {Mattia Natali and Endre M. Lidal and Julius Parulek and Ivan Viola and
  Daniel Patel},
 title = {Modeling Terrains and Subsurface Geology},
 booktitle = {EuroGraphics 2013 State of the Art Reports (STARs)},
 year = {2013},
 pages = {155--173},
 abstract = {The process of creating terrain and landscape models is important in a 
 variety of computer graphics and visualization applications, from films and computer 
 games, via flight simulators and landscape planning, to scientific visualization and 
 subsurface modelling. Interestingly, the modelling techniques used in this large 
 range of application areas have started to meet in the last years. In this 
 state-of-the-art report, we present two taxonomies of different modelling methods. 
 Firstly we present a data oriented taxonomy, where we divide modelling into three
 different scenarios: the data-free, the sparse-data and the dense-data scenario. 
 Then we present a workflow oriented taxonomy, where we divide modelling into the 
 separate stages necessary for creating a geological model. We start the report by 
 showing that the new trends in geological modelling are approaching the modelling 
 methods that have been developed in computer graphics. We then give an introduction 
 to the process of geological modelling followed by our two taxonomies with descriptions 
 and comparisons of selected methods. Finally we discuss the challenges and trends 
 in geological modelling.},
 URL = {http://diglib.eg.org/EG/DL/conf/EG2013/stars/155-173.pdf},
 DOI = {10.2312/conf/EG2013/stars/155-173},
 location = {Girona, Spain},

}






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