One of the primary features of Fledermaus is its ability to load a variety of data types at different resolutions and explore and analyze them together in a 3D scene. Each object type supported by Fledermaus is called a scientific data class or SD class for short. Any file that is prepared for loading into Fledermaus is given the filename extension .SD, as in "mysurface.sd".
Each SD class contains a user interface component, which is displayed in the Data Object Control Region of Fledermaus or DMagic. Interaction with the objects is normally performed through this graphical interface; however, controls for general exploration in the Main Visualization Window remain basically the same for any object.
This section describes each SD class supported by Fledermaus and provides details on:
- what data it represents,
- how its data is displayed in the 3D virtual world,
- the graphical user interface used to interact with the object, and
- some notes on how data in the class is prepared for the visualization process.
A summary of the SD classes described in this section are as follows:
- Root Node
- Digital Terrain Model (DTM) Classes - SonarDTM, Surface Series
- 3D Geometric Classes – points, lines, polygons, grids, and solid models.
- Imagery Visualization Classes– geo-image, vertical image, and imagery curtain.
- Simple Visualization Classes – grid, plane, cube, label, and quadratic.
- PFM Class - Geo-Spatial quality control
- CUBE Tools
- Vessel Class – real-time Vessel or ROV monitoring.
- Water Column Visualization Classes
- Common Object Controls
- Pipeline Visualization Classes
- Dynamic Surface Class