We wanted to visualize Cassini’s journey with 3D graphics as it made its many orbits around the Saturn system, with stops along the way corresponding to the locations where Cassini captured specific images. This article details how I acquired NASA data and the steps I took to make it the basis of a web-based, WebGL-via-three.js 3D graphics presentation.
This project was my first serious journey into the world of 3D in the browser using three.js. I’ll walk you through what went into constructing it from a development perspective, including rendering geospatial imagery and text on a globe. I’ll also discuss the usability and performance challenges inherent in creating scroll-driven 3D graphics that perform well.
In our digital feature, A Vanishing Aquifer, we take you through a massive underground water basin in the central US, known as the High Plains Aquifer, and show how it's changed. We do this using a series of responsive and dynamic maps and graphics. I'll walk you through the construction of the project.
Harmonizing satellite imagery, historical maps, academic data sources, and more in one big, beautiful feature