This page provides an extensive collection of links to various visualization related material available out on the World Wide Web. Looking for information regarding a visualization technique, hardware or software system, or an academic or government lab research group? Try below. Nearly 70 annotated links are provided. Use your web browser's Find function to search by keyword in this page.


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  • Application Visualization System (AVS)
    Home page of the popular AVS 5 commercial scientific visualization tool from the makers of AVS / Express. This data-flow package is similar in operation and capability to Data Explorer.
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  • Argonne National Lab
    Futures Lab for visualization research at Argonne National Lab. Specialties: collaborative computing, virtual environments, and real-time volume rendering.
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  • Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Experiment Station (CEWES)
    Scientific Visualization Center at CEWES. Specialties: CFD, and engineering simulation.
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  • Army Research Lab
    Scientific visualization at ARL. Specialties: CFD, engineering simulation, and chemistry.
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  • AVS / Express
    Home page of the commercial scientific visualization tool from the makers of AVS 5. This data-flow package is similar in operation and capability to Data Explorer.

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  • Beckman Institute Visualization Facility
    Visualization resources at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois. Specialties: microscopy, and ChickScope.
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  • Boston University
    Scientific Computing and Visualization Group at Boston University. Specialties: virtual environments, chemistry, and art.
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  • Brown University
    Home of the Computer Graphics Group at Brown University. Specialties: haptic interfaces, computer animation, virtual reality, and 3D widgets.

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  • Center for Innovative Computer Applications (CICA)
    Visualization and computer graphics at Indiana University. Specialties: virtual reality, virtual environments, and fluid flow.
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  • Collaborative AVS
    Home page of the Collaborative AVS system, a collection of public domain modules for adding collaborative visualization capability to AVS 5.
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  • Colorado State University
    Computer Visualization Lab at Colorado State University. Specialties: tutorials for xv, imconv, xpaint, and more.
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  • Cornell Theory Center
    Visualization resources at the Cornell Theory Center. Specialties: Data Explorer, and virtual reality.

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  • Data Explorer
    Home of the commercial-turned-open-source scientific visualization system, also known as Open Data Explorer. This data-flow package is similar in operation and capability to AVS and AVS / Express.

  • Electronic Visualization Lab (EVL)
    Home page of the Electronic Visualization Lab at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Specialties: virtual reality (CAVE, ImmersaDesk, tracking devices), and art.
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  • Ensight
    Home page of a commercial visualization system primarily for engineering analysis problems.

  • Geometry Center
    Home of the Center for Computation and Visualization of Geometric Structures at the University of Minnesota. Specialties: geometry.
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  • Gnuplot
    Home page of the popular public domain interactive plotting tool.
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  • Gsharp
    Home page of the commercial graphing and presentation tool, by the makers of AVS 5 and AVS / Express.
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  • Graphics, Visualization, and Usability (GVU) Center
    Scientific visualization and related resources at Georgia Tech. Specialties: data visualization, human-computer interaction, software visualization, microscopy, ray tracing, photorealistic rendering, and network visualization.

  • Interactive Data Language (IDL)
    Home page of a commercial product which offers a wide range of visualization techniques.
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  • International AVS Center
    Home of the International AVS Center at the University of Manchester, the largest collection of public domain software modules and related material for AVS 5 and AVS / Express.
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  • International Cartographic Association Commission on Visualization
    A university-affiliated commission to study the role of visualization in the field of cartography.
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  • ICASE Visualization and Graphics Research
    Visualization at the Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering at NASA Langley. Specialties: parallel rendering, volume visualization, vector field visualization, flow visualization, time variate data, unstructured data and adaptive grids, and image processing.

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  • Khoros
    Home page of the popular public domain data-flow visualization system. This tool works in much the same way as AVS 5, AVS / Express, and Data Explorer.

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  • Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
    The Visualization Group at LBNL. Specialties: virtual reality, virtual reality interfaces, and visual perception.
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  • Lawrence Livermore National Lab
    Scientific visualization at LLNL. Specialties: volume rendering of unstructured data, vector field visualization, very high resolution displays, and MeshTV (graphical analysis tool for 2D and 3D meshes).
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  • Leeds IRIS Explorer Center of Excellence
    University of Leeds IRIS Explorer Center of Excellence. Specialties: IRIS Explorer repository.
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  • Leeds Visualization Research Group
    University of Leeds Visualization Research Group. Specialties: collaborative visualization, web-based visualization, virtual environments, and accuracy.
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  • Los Alamos National Lab
    Scientific visualization research at the Advanced Computing Lab at LANL. Specialties: parallel, distributed, and distance visualization.

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  • Massively Parallel Interactive Rendering Environment (MPIRE)
    Home page of a distributed direct volume rendering tool for visualizing multi-gigabyte datasets at near-interactive rates. This system is from the San Diego Supercomputer Center and is public domain.
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  • MATLAB
    Home page of the popular commercial tool for numeric computation, graphics, and visualization. MATLAB is operated via a high-level programming language, and also offers graphics and math libraries with C and C++ bindings.
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  • MIT Aero / Astro Scientific Visualization
    Visualization software resources at the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Specialties: Visual2 (for 2D, unsteady, CFD visualization), Visual3 (for 3D, unsteady, CFD visualization), and pV3 (for 3D, unsteady, unstructured, CFD visualization).
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  • MoluCAD
    Home of a commercial molecular modeling and visualization tool for PCs and Macs.

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  • Nasa Ames
    Home of the Data Analysis Group at Nasa Ames. Specialties: fluid flow, exVis (for visualization of wind tunnel experiment data), and VISOR (for integrated 3D visualization of wind tunnel experiment data and CFD data).
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  • National Center for Supercomputing Applications
    Visualization resources and efforts at NCSA. Specialties: virtual reality, virtual environments, and collaborative visualization.
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  • Naval Oceanographic Office
    Scientific visualization at NAVOCEANO. Specialties: oceanography, and fluid flow.
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  • NCAR Graphics
    Home page of the public domain visualization toolkit for 2D data, with C and Fortran bindings.
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  • North Carolina State University
    College of Education and Psychology at North Carolina State University. Specialties: scientific visualization curriculum for high schools.

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  • O-Matrix
    Home of a MATLAB compatible commercial interactive visualization tool for Windows PCs.
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  • Ohio State University
    Home of the Volume Graphics Research Group at Ohio State University. Specialties: volume graphics, 3D reconstruction of 2D medical data, and wavelets.
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  • Open Data Explorer
    Home of the commercial-turned-open-source scientific visualization system, also known as Data Explorer. This data-flow package is similar in operation and capability to AVS and AVS / Express.

  • Penn State University
    Center for Academic Computing Visualization Group at Penn State. Specialties: fluid flow, and molecular biology.
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  • Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
    Visualization resources at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. Specialties: CGM-based graphics software, DrawP3D (subroutine library for visualization), and VFLEET (volume renderer).
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  • PV-WAVE
    Home of the commercial menu-driven general purpose visualization system by Visual Numerics.

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  • REINAS
    Visualization software developed for use with the REINAS Project which focuses on environmental data. Specialties: spray rendering, collaborative visualization, and uncertainty visualization.

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  • San Diego Supercomputer Center
    Home of the Scientific Visualization Lab at SDSC. Specialties: collaborative visualization, volume rendering, oceanography, chemistry, and molecular biology.
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  • Sandia National Labs
    Home of the eigen / VR Interaction Lab at Sandia. Specialties: virtual reality, virtual environments, and haptics.
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  • Santa Cruz Laboratory for Visualization & Graphics
    Visualization research at the University of California Santa Cruz. Specialties: collaborative visualization, environmental visualization, animation, virtual reality, and volume rendering.
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  • Silicon Graphics Incorporated
    Home page of the popular high-end hardware for computer graphics and scientific visualization.
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  • SHASTRA
    Home of the SHASTRA collaborative modelling and visualization environment at the University of Texas.
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  • Stanford Computer Graphics Lab
    Visualization and computer graphics at Stanford University. Specialties: compression, light field rendering, volume rendering, interactive workspaces, and rendering algorithms.
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  • State University of New York at Stony Brook
    Visualization Lab at State University of New York at Stony Brook. Specialties: volume graphics, volume deformation, and volume rendering.
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  • Sun Microsystems
    Home page of Sun's computer graphics and visualization related products.
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  • Sydney Regional Scientific Visualization Lab
    Scientific visualization at the University of Sydney. Specialties: astrophysics, biochemistry, material science, math, meteorology, and art.

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  • Technical University of Vienna
    Visualization at the Technical University of Vienna. Specialties: visualization of complex systems.
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  • Tecplot
    Home of the graphical user interface driven commercial system for plotting and visualizing data.
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  • Template Graphics Software (TGS)
    TGS offers a wide range of graphics programming libraries including OpenInventor, OpenGL, GPHIGS, OPGS, and GKS for PCs and various UNIX boxes.
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  • Toolmaster
    Home page of the Toolmaster visualization programming kit, by the makers of AVS 5 and AVS / Express.

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  • University of Minnesota
    Scientific visualization and graphics at the University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute. Specialties: tutorials for FAST (CFD visualization), Tecplot (plotter for 2D data), and Spyglass Transform.
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Home of the Graphics and Image Cluster at UNC Chapel Hill. Specialties: virtual environments, molecular graphics, medical image processing, and geometric modeling.

  • Virginia Tech
    Laboratory for Scientific Visual Analysis at Virginia Tech. Specialties: visualization in research and education.
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  • Vis5D
    Home page of the public domain visualization system designed for interactive exploration of large 5D gridded data, such as that from weather models.
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  • Visual Kinematics Inc
    Home page of the makers of graphics and visualization libraries with C, C++, and Fortran bindings.
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  • Visualization Toolkit (VTK)
    Home page of an open source visualization programming toolkit, with bindings for C++, Tcl, Python, and Java.
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  • VolVis Volume Visualization System
    Home page of the VolVis volume visualization system at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
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  • VU
    Home of the VU public domain visualization system for the display and analysis of numerical solutions.