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Spatial Data

Spatial data, is essentially as the name would suggest, data with a spatial component. It exists in both augmented reality environments and virtual reality environments, although it takes different forms in each.

In both however, spatial data is not concerned with the size, shape, or purpose of a data element, but rather the location of an anchor point in it.

1. In geolocation services, part of augmented reality, spatial data is a means of denoting data as coming from a specific location by using map coordinates longitude and latitude combined with an altitude measurement. It typically refers to a virtual data element or physical model that is located at a given physical location.

2. In a virtual environment, spatial data is the position within the world's database that an object's anchor coordinates are found. A 3D coordinate for where to render a given object in world space.

A common method is to divide a world into a series of cubes arranged in a grid, and then reference each object by cube number and then coordinates within that specific cube.

Sometimes these structures are hierarchical, with one object nested inside another, by offsetting it from the anchor coordinates of the first.

See Also: World Space, GIS

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Related Dictionary Entries for Spatial Data:

Geographic Visualization

Geospatial Amalysis

Geovisualization

Spatial Data

Spatial Data Translation

Spatial ETL

Spatial Extract, Transform, Load









 

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Spatial Representation of a Virtual World
How do you perceive space and spatial relationships between objects in a virtual environment. Rather easily if you are setting out to replicate the physical world. But that is too easy, it loses so many of the true advantages of VR, where space is irrelevant, and every room can be a TARDIS. This article looks at mapping that kind of a mess, beginning with text worlds, where such spatial irrelevancy is at its highest.





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Wireless Data Swifter than Wired Data
One of the real issues with wireless data transfer is the slow speed at which it transfers data. Near-future high-sensory-bandwidth systems such as virtual reality and simulated stimulation are even at this stage, pushing the limits of bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Anxious to download his wedding videos more quickly, a German researcher has created a 1GB/sec system, with the potential for wireless 10GB/sec.



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Mathematica
When even industry insiders think of virtual reality systems, and of the data visualisation sector in particular, it's the larger, multi-user data worlds with relatively exotic hardware that tend to leap straight into mind, as opposed to the single user software suites that process and display data in 2D or 3D form.



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Google Deepmind: Should patients trust the company with their data?
A BBC article looking at the pros and cons of Google's DeepMind AI system for sifting through patient's medical data looking for missed connections between symptoms. It consideres the difficulties inherent in letting a private company comb through that most sensitive data, raising legal and privacy concerns along the way.



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Handshake and Transmit Data
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Industry news, originally posted 23-02-2005. The human body is now a transmission medium for computer data. Just shake hands to transfer that file.



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Great Buildings Online
3D spatial models of great, and historic buildings.



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MR Aquarium
MR Aquarium was demonstrated in 2008, as a spatial VR project using multiple magic symbol displays on walls and pedestals, to bypass the problem, of turning the HUD away from the magic symbol, at which point the AR disappears.



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Where am I? Using Feature Cues for Navigation
The brain is built to handle such a 3D world, and employs a number of tricks to counter disorientation. These are tricks we can utilise in 3D spatial simulations, to help minimise disorientation there; but first we have to understand what the brain's tricks are, and how they operate.



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Swapping Data Across Devices with a Gesture
The stuff of numerous sci-fi films the concept of with no more than a gesture, moving data wholesale from one computer to the next, has been made real, with a device not only functional in the lab, but already on its way to mass market commercial use, integrated in satellite and cable TV units.



 

Industry News containing the Term Spatial Data:

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(20/07/2009)
A study by the University of Barcelona (Spain) has analysed which facial features our brain examines to identify faces. Our brain adapts in order to obtain the maximum amount of information possible from each face and according to the study...


(16/12/2013)
People who process numbers spatially do this using an imaginary horizontal line along which the numbers are arranged from low to high, left to right. A non-spatial representation is also possible, by comparing numbers to other magnitudes su...


(15/09/2004)
(Press Release) Sponsorships by the National Center for Simulation and the UCF Institute for Simulation and Training Highlight the Use of Geospatially-Enabled Simulators to Increase Homeland Security and Emergency Response Training and Prep...


(21/03/2009)
Adult Entertainment titan Pink Visual is filming porn videos that can be viewed in 3D on iPhones encased in Wazabee 3DeeShells tailored for the popular Apple mobile devices by German firm Spatial View.

"We're really excited...


(12/08/2004)
Audio is a complicated business. Our brains keep track of sounds as they move around us even when we are moving around as well. Now, researchers from the University of California at Davis have designed a relatively inexpensive spatial soun...