Thursday, February 16, 2012

AZGS data visualization partnership with Microsoft Research

If you saw my post earlier this week about the animated timeline of Arizona earthquakes from 1852-2011, you saw it running in Layerscape, free 3D visualization software released today by Microsoft Research. We are also using it extensively in the Virtual Arizona Experience website that Gov. Brewer launched with us as part of the Centennial celebrations on Tuesday.

We've been collaborating with Microsoft Research for the past three years, initially on the US Geoscience Information Network (USGIN) and the State Geothermal Data projects.

Microsoft made a big splash with their launch today, including a video showcasing three scientific organizations - including AZGS - that are using Layerscape. Watch below.


  1. This is really cool! I look forward to seeing what develops.

  2. Anonymous8:29 AM

    Wow!!! What a great application and resource. Communicating about geology certainly has come a long way. Thank you Lee and AZGS and Microsoft for working on these advances.

  3. Anonymous7:09 AM

    What an amazing way to show how technology is being used for data!