Visualization LabIf your class, research, or work requires scientific visualization or analysis, you may want to use the Visualization Lab, which is equipped with Silicon Graphics workstations and a variety of specialized software. Geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, symbolic mathematics, and image processing software are just some of the tools available for work in all disciplines. Access to high-performance computing facilities, including the San Diego Supercomputer Center, is also available.
Manage, analyze, and map information on high-resolution color graphics workstations and printers; create animation out of 2- and 3-dimensional data; graph your data in two, three, or more dimensions; use the lab's subroutine library to perform statistical, mathematical, or graphical functions on your own program. The possibilities are nearly endless.
Services include consultation on all software supported by the lab, as well as specialized consultation on data analysis, graphics and visualization, gene sequencing, and simulation; orientation to the facility and software; and support for integration of Visualization Lab software into course work. A full set of documentation is available for all supported software. There are also several options for obtaining site-licensed software for a yearly fee -- such as SAS, Mathematica, Arc/Info, and Arc/View -- for your department or office.
In addition to providing support for class development, the Lab staff offer short classes and workshops on selected topics. Those are announced on the Web (see below). The lab may also be reserved for academic class use and is currently host to Applied Biological Systems Technology courses on geographical information systems and a Hydrologic Science course on remote sensing.
For a sampling of work created in the Visualization Lab, visit the Web at http://ansa.ucdavis.edu/geographic.html.