EnVision: Scientific Visualization Through Web Browser
Scientific visualization tools are unnecessarily complicated to use. This complexity increases the time required to gain insight into a given data set, and thus inhibits casual use. The difficulty arises from the need to support data from a large variety of sources and the need to support a wide variety of visualization algorithms. Though the number of data file formats is unbounded, the format of any given data set can be described using a small set of parameters. Further, the set of visualization algorithms applicable to a given type (e.g. dimensionality) of data is small and the number of these algorithms commonly used in a specific scientific domain is even smaller. These two insights have led the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) to the development of a new tool for scientific visualization. This tool dramatically simplifies data importation and visualization algorithm selection through user-directed semi-automation. The strategy is consistent with a larger trend in data analysis and visualization towards ease of use.
This tool, called EnVision, aims to achieve an interface similar to Google Maps, making the visualization process easy and helping to make scientific visualization a more common activity for researchers.
EnVision is a tool to remotely visualize dataset through a web browser. It allows you to transparently user remote visualization resources through a thin web based client from anywhere in the world.