The table below contains 3D geologic model data sets of the three areas within the Arbuckle Mountains
that The University of Texas at Dallas created. Click a link below to obtain the appropriate data set for
your visualization purposes. If you would like to know more about each data format, click the title of the description below the table.
* VRML - (Virtual Reality Modeling Language) A text file format where verticies and edges for a 3D
polygon can be specified.
* Wavefront - (or .OBJ) is a geometry definition file format first developed by Wavefront Technologies for its Advanced Visualizer animation package. The file format is open and has been adopted by other 3D graphics application vendors. For the most part it is a universally accepted format.
* ESRI Multipatch - A 3D geometry used to represent the outer surfae, or shell, of features that occupy a discrete area or volume in three-dimensional space.
DOAS | Digital Outcrop Annotate System
The goal of this research was to find a system that is truly portable and capable of data storage, location and digitizing, and a software package to allow the geologists to map and view field outcrop observations
in much the same way as pen and paper methods. Digital outcrop annotate system (DOAS) distinguishes geological features based on different color and line thickness (which users chose), numbers and locates the samples, as well as records the field notes such as strike-dip. Light weighted iPad with long battery life and open-source OpenSceneGraph software provide possibility of using a "digital field notebook" in the
field and easily viewable display in the lab. The DOAS system is user-friendly, easy to understand and reproducibility which is quite suitable for educational purpose.