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  H Fossen, Geologi-Stein, mineraler, fossiler og olje GeoIllustrator is a joint inter-department research project between Department of Informatics and Department of GeoSciences at UiB, Christian Michelsen Research AS and the Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil. This web page contains information related to the PhD research done at the Department of Informatics at the University of Bergen.
As the name suggests the GeoIllustrator project deals with illustrative geology. During the project we will develop new and better ways to digitally model and illustrate geological data and geological concepts. By using state of the art computer graphics and interaction hardware, GeoIllustrator will contribute novel ideas to the science field of visualization and computer graphics. Application for these new ideas within geology will be many, for instance for expert-to-expert communication, for expert-to-layman communication, for interactive educational tools and for day-to-day modelling and visualisation within the geology domain.
This is a 3 year PhD project and it started on January 1st 2010.

Research topics
  • Illustrative visualisation of geology models
  • Illustrative visualisation of ground-truth-data
  • Sketch-based modelling and visual hypothesis exploration

Research Staff

Ivan Viola

Associate Professor

Helwig Hauser


Daniel Patel

Adjunct Senior Researcher

Endre M. Lidal

Ph.D. Student

Mattia Natali

Ph.D. Student


Publications 2014

Sketch-based Modelling and Conceptual Visualization of Geomorphological Processes for Interactive Scientific Communication

Mattia Natali

PhD Thesis, Department of Informatics, University of Bergen, Norway

Rapid Modelling of Interactive Geological Illustrations with Faults and Compaction

Mattia Natali, Julius Parulek, Daniel Patel

Journal Article, Proceedings of Spring Conference on Computer Graphics (SCCG)

Sketch-Based Modelling and Visualization of Geological Deposition

Mattia Natali, Tore Grane Klausen, Daniel Patel

Journal Article, Computers & Geosciences

Publications 2013

Instant Convolution Shadows for Volumetric Detail Mapping

Daniel Patel, Veronika Šoltészová, Jan Martin Nordbotten , Stefan Bruckner

Journal Article, ACM Transactions on Graphics

Rapid Sketch-based 3D Modeling of Geology

Endre Lidal, Daniel Patel, Morten Bendiksen, Tor Langeland , Ivan Viola

In Proceedings of EnvirVis Short Papers 2013

Sketch-based Storytelling for Cognitive Problem Solving

Endre M. Lidal

PhD Thesis, Department of Informatics, University of Bergen, Norway

Modeling Terrains and Subsurface Geology

Mattia Natali, Endre M. Lidal, Julius Parulek, Ivan Viola and Daniel Patel

In EuroGraphics 2013 State of the Art Reports (STARs)

Geological storytelling

Endre M. Lidal, Mattia Natali, Daniel Patel, Helwig Hauser and Ivan Viola

Journal Article, Computers & Graphics

Publications 2012

Rapid Visualization of Geological Concepts

Mattia Natali, Ivan Viola, Daniel Patel

In SIBGRAPI 2012 (XXV Conference on Graphics, Patterns and Images)

Geological Storytelling - Graphically Exploring and Communicating Geological Sketches

Endre M. Lidal, Helwig Hauser, Ivan Viola

In Proceedings of Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling (SBIM 2012)

Design Principles for Cutaway Visualization of Geological Models

Endre M. Lidal, Helwig Hauser, Ivan Viola

In Proceedings of Spring Conference on Computer Graphics (SCCG 2012)

Publications 2011

Publications 2010

Seismic Volume Visualization for Horizon Extraction

Daniel Patel, Stefan Bruckner, Ivan Viola, Meister Eduard Gröller

In Proceedings of the IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium 2010

Publications 2009

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