Part of our current work on Grid Computing and Visualisation of Urban Environments requires real-time data visualisation in Second Life - turns out its already been done .
The movie below illustrates two examples of real-time or near real-time feeds:
Music by Denny Schneidemesser
The weather data visualisation is on the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Island, importing METAR data and translating it to 3D weather symbols. We mentioned the real-time aircraft visualisation in our previous post, created by Daden Ltd it is an exquisite example of taking geographically located information and importing it into a virtual environment.
Daden have kindly allowed us to show the example in our part of Second Life on Second Nature Island - Drop in and see us if you have Second Life installed at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Second Nature/232/169/116 or IM Smithee Bertrand and we will send you a teleport link.
You can teleport straight to NOAA's island:
Read more about Aircraft Tracking in Second Life in the press release from Daden on their home page.