[X3D-Public] X3D GeoSpatial component review minutes

Don Brutzman brutzman at nps.edu
Tue Apr 2 08:01:17 PDT 2013

[Corrected final copy follows, apologies for sending prior draft]

1. Byounghyun and I discussed work with X3D Geospatial Component.  We 
plan to continue talking each week on the Web3D conference line, 07-0800 
(when I can wake up on time!).  These notes are an informal record of 
our work together.

Review goals:

a. review all X3D Geospatial examples to ensure prior work is captured
c. review capabilities for X3DOM geospatial nodes
b. review support in X3D-Edit, X3D Tooltips, X3D Schematron quality 
assurance (QA)

2. The sourceforge directory for X3D Examples will be moved this week, 
so any changes that are pending need to be changed.



The preceding address will get migrated on Friday to a new SourceForge 

3.  We discussed the appropriateness of moving examples that have "more 
than just X3D" to this archive.

It is possible and can be useful, because this archive gets reflected on 
web3d.org so we not only get version control of examples but they can be 
tested on a server as well.  This helps to establish and document best 

We will look at creating a subdirectory 'php' for testing such examples. 
  Heavy content could be retrieved from another server besides 
web3d.org.  I hope that this might possibly work standalone on a 
(properly configured) user's system as well.  This will take further 
work together.

4. Good exemplar for X3DOM implementation:  CAD component implementation 
by Vince Marchetti with additions by Hyokwang Lee.

- Next Steps and Future Work

New. X3DOM CAD page

We will continue working and reporting on the CAD mailing list how the 
X3DOM CAD component implementation proceeds.

Great example:  Laser printer assembly product structure, click on DEF 
names on right to make other CAD sections transparent.
This cool widget did not need to be part of the X3D model, rather it is 
CAD-aware widget addition when generating the HTML!

This work has several excellent implications for further progress with 
X3DOM for X3D geospatial node support; we can add HTML features in 
addition to the X3D/X3DOM support.

all the best, Don
Don Brutzman  Naval Postgraduate School, Code USW/Br       brutzman at nps.edu
Watkins 270,  MOVES Institute, Monterey CA 93943-5000 USA   +1.831.656.2149
X3D graphics, virtual worlds, navy robotics http://faculty.nps.edu/brutzman

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