Visualising sub-surface geology for geothermal planning

The task was to help planners determine the best location for a geothermal energy plant. The best location is determined by named underground potential sand layers at certain depths.

From the scientist, we have models laying out a topographic surface for known sand layers. These are available as 2D map services using pixel brightness as depth indicator.

The approach was to translate the 2D maps into points using html5 canvas and threejs.

Here is the result: (in Danish)

The location can be zoomed and navigated using the interactive map. Profiles can be drawn on the interactive map to highlight certain paths in the 3D space. Various controls in the bottom left are used to examine depth.

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