3D interactive pictorial maps

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dc.contributor.advisor Akleman , Ergun en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember LaFayette , Carol en_US
dc.creator Naz , Asma en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005 -02 -17T21 :05 :54Z
dc.date.accessioned 2014 -02 -19T18 :38 :06Z
dc.date.available 2005 -02 -17T21 :05 :54Z
dc.date.available 2014 -02 -19T18 :38 :06Z
dc.date.created 2004 -12 en_US
dc.date.issued 2005 -02 -17T21 :05 :54Z
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /1571
dc.description.abstract The objective of my research is to revive and practice the art of traditional pictorial maps in 3D cartographic visualization . I have chosen to create both graphical and statistical pictorial maps which can be used for the purpose of tourism and data representation respectively . Some traditional hand -drawn and sculptural pictorial maps of famous artists have been picked out to start as a base for my work . The goal was to recreate or imitate the style , character and features of these traditional hand -drawn and sculptural maps with 3D computer graphics and to analyze how effectively 3D tools can be used to communicate map information . I also wanted to explore ways to make these maps interactive on the Web and have them accessible to a large number of viewers . The results show a number of interactive 3D pictorial maps of different countries and continents . These maps are initially built with Maya , a 3D modeling software , and converted into web pages using the Viewpoint Technology . For statistical maps , Mel scripts have been used in Maya to take input from the user and change the shape of models accordingly to represent data . These maps are interactive and navigable and are designed to be easily accessible on the Web . en_US
dc.format.extent 3134051 bytes
dc.format.medium electronic en_US
dc.format.mimetype application /pdf
dc.language.iso en _US en_US
dc.publisher Texas A &M University en_US
dc.subject Pictorial en_US
dc.title 3D interactive pictorial maps en_US
dc.type Book en
dc.type.genre Electronic Thesis en_US
dc.type.material text en_US
dc.format.digitalOrigin born digital en_US

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