Curated by: Luigi Canali De Rossi

Thursday, April 10, 2003

3-D Visual Navigation Of Information Spaces

If you are not familar with navigating information spaces here are a few directions to see some interesting cyberspaces.

These virtual 3-D maps allow full navigation of large information spaces through a three dimensional scenario.

These 3-D spaces are based on the Antarctica visualization engine:

1) Visualize/Browse/Search the Open Directory Project (ODP)

2) Antarctica Technology Powering an Interface to Canadian Venture Capital Data

3) Visualize, browse and search the Stacks of Belmont Abbey College

3DNA - a Virtual World in place of your Windows Desktop
There is also a new 3-D environment that creates and entire "virtual world" around your Windows system and your files and applications. Is called 3DNA and is available for a free test drive at:



A great article on this topic is the one written by Natasha Netschay and entitled:
"A map is worth a thousand search results". Make sure you give it a good read as it contains valuable links to other very interesting information spaces.

Finally you can give a look to a few of my previous reviews on these interesting tools.

Navigating information spaces in new and wonderful ways

Navigate Ancient Structures and Learn

Visually Navigate Information Spaces and Taxonomies

Utilizing Visualization Technologies for Strategic Business


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posted by Robin Good on Thursday, April 10 2003, updated on Tuesday, May 5 2015

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