November 2, 2016

Fraunhofer HHI develops a digital globe for the first Bavarian laboratory 'BayernLab'

The first Bavarian Laboratory (BayernLab) opened in Traunstein. One of the laboratory's highlights, a digital globe, was developed by the Fraunhofer HHI. The globe displays various models such as satellite photos of earth and moon and historical terrestrial globes. The view can be changed by touching the globe. Detailed information is given on striking points.

Fraunhofer HHI first developed the top-quality digital system and interactive presentation software for the Bavarian State Library. The globe explorer featured 2,000 x 2,000 pixels and touch screen technology. Upon request by the Bavarian State Office for Digitalization, Broadband and Survey, the BayernLab received the expanded and completely revamped version of the globe explorer.

The Free State of Bavaria will create eight new IT laboratories preferentially in rural areas. They will showcase digital innovation and bring modern technology close enough for touching and checking it out. From now on, it is possible to use the virtual reality tool 'mini holodeck' for an odyssey through the virtual universe, to test a 3D printer or to see in awe the known universe and planets on a 120-kg digital globe in Traunstein.