Envision: An interactive system for the management and visualization of large geophysical data sets Chapter uri icon


  • Envision is a software project at the University of Illinois and Texas A&M, funded by NASA's Applied Information Systems Research Project. It provides researchers in the geophysical sciences convenient ways to manage, browse, and visualize large observed or model data sets. Envision integrates data management, analysis, and visualization of geophysical data in an interactive environment. It employs commonly used standards in data formats, operating systems, networking, and graphics. It also attempts, wherever possible, to integrate with existing scientific visualization and analysis software. Envision has an easy-to-use graphical interface, distributed process components, and an extensible design. It is a public domain package, freely available to the scientific community.

author list (cited authors)

  • Searight, K. R., Wojtowicz, D. P., Walsh, J. E., Pathi, S., Bowman, K. P., & Wilhelmson, R. B.

editor list (cited editors)

  • Szuszczewicz, E. P., & Bredekamp, J. H.

Book Title

  • Visualization Techniques in Space and Atmospheric Sciences

publication date

  • January 1995