Making Digital Elevation ModelsAccessible, Comprehensible, and Engaging through Real-Time Visualization

  • Thomas Kjeldsen Alexandra Institute
  • Peter Trier Mikkelsen Alexandra Institute
  • Jesper Mosegaard Alexandra Institute
Keywords: WebGL, Visualization, DHM


In this paper we present our initial experiments with the new high quality digital elevation model, “Danmarks Højdemodel-2015” (DHM) exposed as an interactive 3D visualization on web and in virtual reality. We argue that such data has great opportunities to spawn new business and new insight for the individual citizen if it is accessible, comprehensible and engaging.