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Tool name * Eonfusion
Description

Eonfusion is a new application that provides 4D analysis and visualization of time-varying spatial data. Eonfusion is unique in its ability to handle large data sets that are diverse in nature and fuse them together, enabling users to easily assemble sets of attributes of interest. Not only can it combine vector and raster data, but it can also synchronize video with time-referenced vector data. These capabilities are key enablers for ground-truth applications such as environment and habitat mapping and remote species identification which in the past have proven to be very time consuming or impractical. Eonfusion makes data exploration and analysis easier through an intuitive graphical 'data flow' environment. In this environment, users can design and build a flow chart of graphical elements defining data inputs, transformations, fusion algorithms, 4D output scenes and exported data sets. Attributes can be transferred between data sets so that a single fused data set contains all of the critical attributes of interest. Customized data processing methods can be written within a user coding environment. Completed data flows can be exported as data processing methodologies in XML and shared with other Eonfusion users.

Category All, Data
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inputs

The main View in Eonfusion is the four-dimensional “Scene” view. Scene views can accept any number of data inputs, and the Scene provides “visualizers” that are used to visually interpret the incoming data in a variety of ways. Other Views include tables, graphs, Data structure views and “Dataflow” views that provide the capacity to nest data flows within other data flows.

Data Quality Required

Modification Required

Operators and combination of operators provide a wide range of options for processing data, including filtering, attribute transfer, aggregation, modification of values and data fusion. Original data are never modified however, which makes it impossible to corrupt or overwrite the data sources.

Expertise Required

Operators and combination of operators provide a wide range of options for processing data, including filtering, attribute transfer, aggregation, modification of values and data fusion. Original data are never modified however, which makes it impossible to corrupt or overwrite the data sources.

Spatial and Temporal

Time-varying data is visualized using Eonfusion's 'time slider', a device that you can widen or narrow to modify the visible time window, and slide to modify the absolute position of the time window. Eonfusion's unrestricted scales mean that you can load and view data that varies on time scales from picoseconds to millenia, all in the same scene.

Outputs

Tracking Change detection modelling Data processing and analysis Habitat mapping Fisheries Ecology Oceanography

License cost issues

Yes: purchase necessary

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