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Scientific Visualisation and Scripting - GEOS708

This unit is a hands-on tutorial-style unit, where students will work with some of the most sophisticated scientific visualization programs developed, and learn how to manipulate, process, and display large and disparate geoscience datasets. Topics covered include an introduction to the Unix shell, developing maps with generic mapping tools, handling and rendering digital elevation data in Terragen, developing a practical understanding of rendering and animation using Blender, and managing and processing large datasets using python, and visualising the output using python tools SciLab, MatlabPlot, and Paraview. Students will be required to complete four small assignments on each of the modules (Shell and GMT, Terragen, Blender, and Python). Students will also present a major assignment on one of two given topics (Blender or Terragen), and complete an in-house processing exercise.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Craig O'Neill

Admission to MRes Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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