Makai Ocean Engineering has released a free trial version of its geospatial visualisation software, Voyager. This release, version 1.2, represents an advance in volumetric data visualisation and analysis. Individual or group licenses are available on Windows (32- and 64-bit), Linux, and Mac OS X.
Developed for the US Naval Oceanographic Office’s large ocean models, Makai Voyager enables users to import, fuse, view, and analyse large earth, ocean and atmosphere scientific data as it is collected or simulated in a global geo-referenced GIS platform.
The key differentiator of Makai Voyager is its level-of-detail (LOD) technology that enables users to stream Big Data rapidly over a network or the web.
Features in version 1.2 include:
• Preprocessing LiDAR, GIS and volumetric data from common formats into streamable files;
• Volume rendering for large 4D (3D + time) data, such as NetCDF;
• Analysis tools and customisable graphs; and
• WMS and other streamable formats.