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Pictorial Format Avionics

Pictorial Format Avionics was the original name for a SVS system, when under initial development in the 1980s. Sometimes, it is still used to describe the same.

Pictorial format refers to the use of a rendered 3D display to show the plane's position relative to terrain, weather abnormalities, jet streams, and other aircraft, rather than expecting the pilot to know all these from their cockpit view. It consists of a series of data maps, as complete as possible. Some, like terrain, are uploaded onto the plane before a flight. Others such as weather patterns, updated from the ground. Other planes appear on the display based on their GPS data, and the plane's own representation moves in response to the plane's GPS signal and internal instruments. It offers a complete view of the area around the plane which a cockpit window cannot match.

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Gryphons: The Creature Guide
A short description of the griffin, includes a good pictorial representation.

This book and CD is essentially the electronic format version of Eadweard Muybridge?s ?Animals in Motion?. It contains electronic format versions of 167 black-and-white photographic sequences captures the movements of 34 different animals as they run, fly, leap, and perform other characteristic actions. Includes 10 bonus Flash animations plus 15 photographic sequences that are ready to be animated.

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A handy dictionary of terminology in printed format for 2D and 3D computer modelling.

Complete Website: mmogchart.com
A small web service, dedicated to mapping the statisics on practically every MMO out there: Subscribers, active subscribers, market share, and a whole lot more. Comparisons available in xls format.

It can be hard to truly explain the focus of a complex worlds system in a single article; this semi-slideshow format is designed to give you an overview in easilly digestible, bitesize chunks.

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Ancient Greece
Four outstanding, public domain maps of ancient Greecian territories in jpeg format. Each map is highly detailed, and provides excellent information on the layout of countries in the ancient world.

Dressed up as real stories from the fighting fronts of recent wars, and varying between a novelistic format, and a textbook one, this book is definitely an easy read, despite the sheer amount of information it presents.

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3D Dashboards: Future, or Distraction?
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, in Berlin, Germany, have created a new variety of car dashboard and display system that attempts to give the driver all the information they require to drive, in a three dimensional, interactive format, rather than a collection of dials and flashing lights.

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Second Life: Virtual Economy Key Metrics, Feb 2007
A compilation of key metrics for Second Life population data, released by Linden Labs for anyone desiring to set up within this environment. Data is in Excel format.


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(Press Release) LightWork Design, supplier of rendering solutions for developers of advanced 3D computer graphics software, announced at the end of December 2006, the availability of building materials from the major Japanese manufacturers,...

German-based Sachform Technology (www.sachform.de) has released a suite of textures for use in immersive environments.

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Random House Inc. announced Monday that it was making thousands of additional books available in digital form, including novels by John Updike and Harlan Coben, as well as several volumes of the "Magic Treehouse" children's series.

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