Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures & Augmented Reality
Lehrstuhl für Informatikanwendungen in der Medizin & Augmented Reality

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Virtual Arabia (KAUST K2)

Virtual Arabia (KAUST K2)

In academic collaboration with:
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Scientific Director: Gudrun Klinker

Contact Person(s): Amal Benzina

Keywords: 3D Information Presentation, 3D Interaction


The goal of this project is to develop a virtual environment for the interactive visual exploration of Saudi Arabia. In contrast to virtual globe viewers like Google Earth, this environment will allow the user to look both above and underneath the earth surface in an integrated way. It will, thus, provide interactive means for the visual exploration of 3D geological structures and dynamic seismic processes as well as atmospheric processes and effects or built or planned infrastructure. The specific techniques required to support such functionality will be integrated into a generic infrastructure for visual computing, allowing essentially all KAUST Research Institutes to use parts of this functionality in other applications. In particular, we expect close impact on and links to the KAUST 3D Modelling and Visualisation Centre and the KAUST Computational Earth Sciences Centre.


Contact Person(s)

Amal Benzina
M.Sc. Amal Benzina

Working Group

Amal Benzina
M.Sc. Amal Benzina
Gudrun Klinker
Prof. Dr. Gudrun Klinker
Marcus Toennis
Dr. Marcus Toennis


Technische Universität München
Institut für Informatik / I16
Boltzmannstr. 3
85748 Garching bei München

Tel.: +49 89 289-17058
Fax: +49 89 289-17059
Visit our lab at Garching.

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Please contact Amal Benzina for available student projects within this research project.

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