SCEC Virtual Display of Objects (SCEC-VDO)

SCEC-VDO is an object-oriented, open source software that enables interactive, 4D display of diverse geo-referenced datasets for analysis, presentation, and publication. Examples of datasets that can be visualized using SCEC-VDO include earthquake events, hypocenters and epicenters, fault systems and fault sections, three-dimensional surface images, tectonic plates and their vectors of motion, as well as political boundaries, cities, highways. Users can customize legends and dynamic text labels, and filter data spatially and temporally for analysis and comparisons. SCEC-VDO has the built-in capabilities for taking snapshots and making animations for use in presentations and publications.

SCEC-VDO was developed entirely by interns from the UseIT Program. Each year, the interns add new capabilities and functionalities to the software. With the ability to use VDO as an all-in-one data visualizer, user may now view community fault models, Hazus events, Shake maps, and system ruptures from UCERF 3. In the summer of 2016, interns increased the interface of the software to include a timeline to ease the animation process and turn data sets on or off throughout the process like a switch; a legends plugin to facilitate the viewing process and minimize the need for post-processing software; and a statefulness feature that allows users to save and return to projects at a later time, or send projects to other users in their current state.

Visit the official website for more information or to download SCEC-VDO