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Friday, February 16 • 2:35pm - 3:00pm
#2 - Improving visualization: Life Beyond GIFs

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Technology: We are using structure-from-motion photogrammetry to create models of real-life structures and objects. By digitizing these items, we can easily disseminate the data allowing for remote measurements and observations as well as preserve original geometry prior to subjecting object to destructive tests. We can also compare models of targets over time to detect change from year to year. 
Evidence: Students of mine have been learning this technique and have gone on to use it in research work and class projects. In the last year alone, this technique has produced 6 student-authored posters at conference events and has contributed to several papers that are in submission. 
Broader Impacts: This technique is applicable to many areas of study beyond geology. We have collaborated with anthropologists, archaeologists, and paleontologists on projects so far. I see applications in art, engineering, even chemistry and physics. Computer modeling is the way of the future and this technique allows us to put real-world items into those computer models.


Alexandra Christofalos

Student, Appalachian State University
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Brian Zimmer

Senior Lecturer, Appalachian State University

Friday February 16, 2018 2:35pm - 3:00pm PST
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