GeoVisionary began life as a virtual fieldwork environment for geoscientists and was a collaboration between Virtalis and British Geological Survey (BGS). One of the major advantages GeoVisionary offers over current visualisation software (3&4D GIS) is its ability to integrate very large volumes of data from multiple sources, allowing a greater understanding of diverse spatial datasets.
This ability makes GeoVisionary’s ideal for broader applications, such as the environmental sciences. Being able to monitor, in real-time, the changes occurring within a defined area will mean that the system will become vital to contaminant simulation, ocean and atmospheric property visualisation, oil and gas voxel models, mining, sensor networks and seismic cube visualisation, such as CO2 monitoring.
Further development will allow better integration with other environmental sciences to tackle global issues, therefore better informing decision makers.