Initially developed to fill a gap in three-dimensional renderings of the undersea domain, OceanLens is a software tool that fuses actual topographic and bathymetric data into an interactive 3D environment. This allows the user to explore the entire globe from any vantage point air, land, or undersea in virtual or augmented reality. This innovative 3D visualization system fuses data into a global model using computing techniques that provide the right level of visualization exactly when the operator needs it.
- Planners and operators can import and merge various datasets (fictional, historical, or live) to provide a base layer that is referenced to current GPS WGS 84 positions. These datasets can be toggled on and off in the display.
- 3D models can be imported and scaled, plotted statically or with projected tracks, and viewed from various perspectives in the multidimensional rendering.
- Outputs can be viewed on a desktop, or in virtual or augmented reality.