OpenSpace – interactive data visualization software

OpenSpace is an open source, non-commercial, and freely available interactive data visualization software designed to visualize the entire known universe.

Bringing the latest techniques from data visualization research to the general public, OpenSpace supports interactive presentation of dynamic data from observations, simulations, and space mission planning and operations.

The software is cross-platform (Linux, Mac OS X and Windows) with an extensible architecture powering high resolution tiled displays and planetarium domes, making use of the latest graphic card technologies for rapid data throughput. In addition, OpenSpace enables simultaneous connections across the globe creating opportunity for shared experiences among audiences worldwide.

OpenSpace requires graphics support for OpenGL version 3.3.

Areas of interest include:

  • Visualization of dynamic simulations via interactive volumetric rendering, as a priority for communicating research in astrophysics.
  • Utilization of NASA’s SPICE observational geometry system with its Planetary Data Service (PDS) to enable space mission visualizations that reveal how missions are designed to gather science.
  • Globe browsing techniques across spatial and temporal scales to examine scientific campaigns on multiple planets, including close up surface exploration.

Website: www.openspaceproject.com
Support: Wiki, GitHub Code Repository
Developer: OpenSpace Development Team
License: MIT License

OpenSpace is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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