Virtual Globes at AGU 2007 – Call for Papers

Late last year, I attended a special session at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Over 12,000 scientists and academics descend on the city each year to present papers or poster sessions and share information with their peers. The special session I attended was on virtual globes, and was organized by several AGU members in the science community (see details about the 2006 session, and my notes). The 2006 session was a big hit at AGU – especially with the live demonstrations with virtual globes of presentation material (see photos from last year).
The 2007 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco (10-14 December) will also have a “Virtual Globes at AGU 2007” session. The web site includes a call for presentations (abstract deadline is 6 September – see the page above for details). Since Google Earth continues to play an important role in science for visualization, I plan to attend again this year.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. The American Meteorological Society is also having a virtual globe session (for weather / climate visualization) at their annual meeting (20-24 Jan 2008 in New Orleans), though it likely won’t be nearly as large as the AGU one. See: for info — Abstract deadline is Aug 10. It will be in the conference on “Interactive Information Processing Systems”.

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