Our software connects to Sensor Observation Services, web services which provide information about sensors and measurements made by sensors. We represent every sensor with an icon which appears on a Virtual Globe (a 3D representation of the earth). The icons are colour coded by the Sensor Observation Service that provides them. The Globe can be navigated using the mouse and keyboard or using a set of simple buttons located in the lower level of the Globe pane. Users can click on a location on the world map located in the upper left to move to that location. Users can drag on the compass in the upper right to change their heading.
The application provides the ability to create graphs of measurements taken by sensors in a variety of different ways.
Measurements across different sites can be compared.
Measurements of two different phenomena can be compared.
Users can use different graph types where appropriate.
Polar Plots are good for displaying the wind direction.
Area Graphs produce pleasing graphs.
Scatter plots are useful for non-contingous.
In addition to the Globe we place Sensor Observation Services and Sensors in a tree structure similar to an Operating System directory structure. This assists users in understanding the relationship between Sensor Observation Services and sensors. This Browser interface provides options for selecting and hiding sensors.
We provide a Management system where users can add a new Sensor Observation Service to the program or remove an existing Sensor Observation Service.
For users behind proxies we provide facilities for setting a Proxy and Port through which the application will connect.
We provide Display Settings for customising how the Virtual Globe appears. Users can disable extra graphical options and interface items that appear in the interface.
Users can change between 3D and 2D projections.
Users can change the level of Vertical Exaggeration on the Terrain.