HUMANITARIAN OPERATION CENTER - KUWAIT
GEOREPRESENTATION OF IRAQI CITIES STATUS
as listed inKuwait HOC Updates
Provide information about the current status of water, power, fuel, food
and security in the cities
VRML plugin for web browser (click if you dont have one)
Instructions: (see below)
If/once you have a vrml viewer installed on your system (cortona),
you can simply click on the hyperlink to the 2003.mmdd.wrl
filename of your choice in the files folder.
The texture map has been pared down to only show Iraq, thus bringing
down file size from 1.7Mb to 707Kb. This allows moderately rapid download
of the texture for the embedded plugin (seen above)
FOR SLOW CONNECTIONS:
If you plan on looking at these often, you may wish to download
the files to your local computer. In this case, make sure to
store all the files in the same directory. You will then have
much faster drawing times.
The wrml configuration files are about 70K in size, so these can
be easily transmitted/downloaded once you have the map texture.
The image texture map 'iraq-map.jpg' can be downloaded, or the map
showing the surrounding countries 'FULL-iraq-map.jpg' can be used.
Make sure to rename this file to 'iraq-map.jpg'.
These map files can be found in the files folder.
Use the arrow keys to effect movement.
Depending on the combination of [walk:fly:study] and
[plan:pan:turn:roll] the arrow keys have appropriate effects
Practice is good, as intuition is not served by cortona so far
Right click on the cortona window. This will bring up the options
> Viewpoints : allows you to rapidly change viewpoint
> Speed : increase the speed of movement to fastest
> Fullscreen : can look good