Cross sections

Shadow sampling (left) and temperature sampling (right) using a cross section through a tree crown. Tree crown invisible in the right image of each pair.

Shadow sampling (left) and temperature sampling (right) using a cross section through a tree crown. Tree crown invisible in the right image of each pair.

One of the great advantages of 3D visualization is the flexible handling of cross sections. Cross section visualization can be made dynamic, i.e. cross sections can be moved to desired positions within an environmental system with real-time updates of the cross section image. Furthermore, context objects around the section can be switched on and off for close inspection of local influences. This way, cross sections can be used as factor sampling planes. EVO routines have been developed for moving cross sections along different axes and for switching between sampling of different factors.