map3d  
Time-Based Visualization

map3d is a scientific visualization application written
to display and edit complex, three-dimensional geometric models
and scalar, time-based data associated with those models.


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Overview
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Overview

Map3d is a scientific visualization application developed at the CVRTI to display and edit complex, three-dimensional geometric models and the scalar data associated with those models. map3d was originally written in ANSI-C using the Graphics Library (GL) from Silicon Graphics Inc. The map3d interface provides interactive display of both geometry and data assigned to elements of that geometry. The program can read multiple surfaces, each with multiple associated potential/current data files.

HeartAndTorso2The uses of map3d are varied but include:
  • Visualization and interactive editing of geometric models constructed from line segments, triangles, and tetrahedra. The user can manually remove and edit connectivities between nodes, remove nodes, and manipulate icons that serve as visual landmarks (e.g., blood vessels, cutting planes, and site markers.)
  • Visualization of spatially sampled time signals from experiments in electrophysiology; the program offers many scaling options and color maps as well as visualization elements such as surface contours and color-coded surface rendering.
  • Simultaneous display of any number of individual time signals.
  • Interactive visualization of experimental and simulation results from multiple three-dimensional surfaces displayed either together or in separate windows.


map3d
addresses a unique niche in visualization by combining high performance interactive graphics with extensive quantitative data interrogation tools. The user can view three-dimensional time signals in modes that emphasize either the spatial or the temporal aspects of the data and move quickly back and forth between these views.

For more information, check out map3d: Interactive Scientific Visualization for Bioengineering Data.


map3d Acknowledgement
map3d License


Acknowledgement: map3d is an Open Source software project that is principally funded through the SCI Institute's NIH/NIGMS CIBC Center. Please use the following acknowledgment and send us references to any publications, presentations, or successful funding applications that make use of NIH/NIGMS CIBC software or data sets.

"This project was supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under grant number P41GM103545."

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map3d is available for free and open source under the MIT License

The MIT License

Copyright (c) 2007 Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, University of Utah.

License for the specific language governing rights and limitations under Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.



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NIH/NIGMS Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing Acknowledgment

CIBC software and the data sets provided on this web site are Open Source software projects that are principally funded through the SCI Institute's NIH/NIGMS CIBC. For us to secure the funding that allows us to continue providing this software, we must have evidence of its utility. Thus we ask users of our software and data to acknowledge us in their publications and inform us of these publications. Please use one of the following acknowledgment and send us references to any publications, presentations, or successful funding applications that make use of the NIH/NIGMS CIBC software or data sets we provide.

"This project was supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under grant number P41GM103545."




Specifications

Graphics cards must support OpenGL 2.0 or better.

Windows: Windows XP, Vista
OS X:
10.5 or greater

Required:
1.5 GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, 10GB free disk space, 64MB video RAM
Recommended: Dual-core 2 GHz CPU, 2GB RAM, 10GB free disk space, 128MB video RAM

User Documentation

Current Version

Older Versions

Support

Mailing List:

The current team uses the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. mailing lists for internal communication. If you would like to find out more, please register by adding yourself to the mailing list:

Joining the map3d Mailing List

  1. Compose an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following in the body of message: subscribe map3d
  2. Nothing needed in the Subject line. Just send.
  3. You will receive a response from the list manager requesting confirmation. Just send back a reply message to confirm your subscription (no added text needed).
  4. Finally, you will receive a welcome message confirming that you have been added to the mailing list.

Unsubscribing

  1. Compose an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following in the body of message: unsubscribe map3d
  2. Nothing needed in the Subject line. Just send.
  3. You will receive a response from the list manager notifying you that the command has succeeded and you have been removed from the list.

Reporting Bugs and Features Requests

Please help us improve map3d by reporting any problems you find to our GitHub bug tacking system.

For general questions about CIBC, please send us an email via the CIBC contact page