Makai Voyager has geo-referencing capabilities on a global scale - all data appears in its proper position above (or below) the earth. This allows users to contextualize their data.
Makai Voyager is capable of incorporating and visualizing bathymetry data. Bathymetry images can be imported as GeoTIFFs or raw data can be imported and gridded within Makai Voyager to create shaded relief maps. A variety of lighting, color, and seafloor contouring options can be interactively controlled by the user.
Makai Voyager has a many data analysis tools, including graphs and plots of scientific data; a ruler for measuring distances on the earth; terrain profile tool to show elevation or slope along a path; and georeferenced waypoint markers for annotating the scene.
3D buildings and objects can be imported into Makai Voyager, and flooding or tsunami inundation can be modeled to better understand flood patterns.
GIS imagery and elevation from multiple sources in different projections can be imported into Makai Voyager. High resolution GeoTIFFs or multiple LOD files can be created for viewing or export.
Makai Voyager natively supports over 18 different GIS formats, including GeoTIFF, U.S. Geological Survey Digital Elevation Model (.dem), ESRI ArcGIS Binary Grid (.adf), and many others.
Makai Voyager is able to preprocess and visualize LIDAR data with potentially unlimited data size and geographic scope. This movie shows a real-time fly through of downtown Ottawa, Canada sampled with nearly 1 billion 3D points.
Makai Voyager provides native support for true volumetric (voxel) data varies spatially in 3D (i.e., x,y,z), and in time (4D). Additionally, multiple variables can be assigned to each voxel and simultaneously displayed (i.e., 5D).
The movie above first displays how sea surface elevation changes over time. The temperature variable is displayed volumetrically, and the water masses within a specific range of temperature values (green) are displayed from one end of the temperature spectrum to the other. The salinity variable is later added (white) and a slice through the temperature variable is created showing the 3D rotation of the slicing tool.
Dynamically view multiple volumes above and below the ocean surface. The image above displays precipitation volumes in the sky, a hazardous plume below the ocean surface to the left, and a sonar scan from a surface vessel in the center. Note that terrain elevation, imagery, and bathymetry are also shown.
Dynamic ocean currents that change with time can be displayed in Makai Voyager. Seed points and seed rakes can be interactively placed by the user to observe how particles would be carried through the water by the currents.
Wind velocities can be visualized using streamlines or pathlines; colored arrows and spheres show direction and speed. The seed rake tool allows the user to add points at user-definied intervals in space and time to better understand wind patterns.
Makai Voyager includes a number of tools for the user to visualize and understand how the flow data changes over time and interacts with other geospatial data.