SoilScanner: 3D Visualization for Soil Profiling using Portable X-ray Fluorescence

V. Pham, D. Weindorf, T. Dang

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Abstract

Soil scientists perform similar types of exploratory analysis repeatedly, such as generating the spatial distribution of chemical elements. The soil analysis process is time-consuming (may take days or weeks), labor-intensive (involving many people with different expertise for data collection, measurements, visual representation, and data analysis), and involving various tools (from traditional software, such as Microsoft Excel, to some complicated packages such as ArcGIS and MatLab). Inspired by medical scanning, this paper proposes a 3D visual solution, which can be generated via a web interface, allowing Soil scientists to perform on-the-field analysis. Our visualization prototype, named SoilScanner, supports a full range of interactive operations, such as ranking, filtering, brushing and linking, and detail on demand. We also demonstrated the usability of our SoilScanner visualizations on the soil profiles in West Texas, USA, collected via portable X-ray fluorescence spectrometers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnvirVis 2020 - Workshop on Visualisation in Environmental Sciences
EditorsDieter Fellner
PublisherThe Eurographics Association
Pages17-24
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783038681151
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event8th Workshop on Visualisation in Environmental Sciences, EnvirVis 2020 at Eurographics/EuroVis 2020 - Virtual, Online, Sweden
Duration: May 25 2020 → …

Publication series

NameEnvirVis 2020 - Workshop on Visualisation in Environmental Sciences

Conference

Conference8th Workshop on Visualisation in Environmental Sciences, EnvirVis 2020 at Eurographics/EuroVis 2020
Country/TerritorySweden
CityVirtual, Online
Period05/25/20 → …

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