Becker, Ludger; Ditt, H.; Döllner, Jürgen; Hinrichs, Klaus; Reiberg, A.; Voigtmann, A.
8th International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling (SDH '98)
Geo-Information Systems (GIS) are used in various application areas of the geosciences. Advanced GIS-applications like meteorological simulations operate on three-dimensional and time-varying data. An extensible database kernel supporting three-dimensional timevarying data forms a promising base for implementing such applications since it can be adapted to the individual data modeling needs of an application. An extensible visualization framework supporting the visualization of data and their dynamics can be adapted to the specific visualization needs of GIS-applications. The Geo Object-Oriented DAtabase Core GOODAC is an extensible database core which supports the development of new-generation GIS-applications. We describe the integration of GOODAC with the visualization and animation framework MAM/VRS which provides extensible object-oriented technology for the development of scientific visualization components for 2D, 3D, and time-varying data.