Cyberinfrastructure & Visualization

Statewide Integration of CI-Visualization for EPSCoR MILES

ESRI's CityEngine rendering of Pocatello, Idaho

Principal Investigators

Idaho State University: Donna Delparte and Rob Edsall
Boise State University: Nancy Glenn and Steve Cutchin
University of Idaho: Luke Sheneman, Bruce Godfrey, and Tim Frazier

Project Summary

The purpose of this project is to kick-start a highly innovative, creative and cross-institutional investigation into effective Visualization strategies for ecosystem services in Idaho. This endeavor will create a statewide visualization working group with participants from all three institutions and interested stakeholders and partners. Our emphasis is on developing intuitive 3D visual interfaces to enable researchers, stakeholders and the public to interactively view modeling products emerging from the MILES program.

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The following virtualizations, developed for the CI-Viz ISEED award, use ESRI's CityEngine.
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3D Visualization of the Pocatello Valley   ‌ISEED

Meg Tracy & Brock Lipple, Idaho State Univ

View a 3D rendering of Pocatello in 1959   ‌ISEED

Meg Tracy, Idaho State Univ

Future Pocatello   ‌ISEED

Meg Tracy, Idaho State Univ
Compare the previous 2 images of Pocatello, one current and one from 1959 with this one showing a possible future.

3-D Fernan Lake   ‌ISEED

Kevin Henry, Univ of Idaho
This 3D visualization of Fernan Lake Village, Idaho and surrounding area demonstrates the capabilities of ESRI's CityEngine for use in SES research and communication. Analysis products such as wildfire severity and lake sensitivity analyses can be viewed in conjunction with infrastructure and development derived from existing GIS data.

Boise West End   ‌ISEED

Josh Johnston, Boise State Univ
A CityEngine web scene of Boise's West End along the Connector, Main, and Idaho streets. Density of development is shown at three levels.