Digital Earth Workbench: Multiple Views of the Florida Keys
Released on November 12, 1999
The Digital Earth Workbench is an interactive application that runs on a SGI Onyx Infinite Reality system and is controlled by an Immersive Workbench, tracked stereo glasses, and a tracked wand. The application allows an unprecedented freedom to roam georeferenced data sets at multiple resolutions and timescales. This animation is one of a series of direct screen captures of the application in operation. The occasional menu appearance denotes direct intervention by the operator to add or delete data or to activate a new control option.
Zooming from the east coast of North America to the Florida Keys, adding first a Landsat image, then an aerial photograph, and then a benthic habitat map, before zooming back out to a continental view.