[vtk-developers] Visible Human/Virtual Soldier Data

Will Schroeder will.schroeder at kitware.com
Fri Apr 29 05:40:04 EDT 2011


This is very cool. What kind of IP rights are associated with this data? We
can probably host it (I need to check with the guys here) but we need to
know under what terms we can distribute the data.


On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 5:09 PM, Bill Lorensen <bill.lorensen at gmail.com>wrote:

> Folks,
> I have a substantial amount of data looking for a home. The data was
> created under NLM, NIH NCRR and DARPA funding.
> There is about 10 gig of data in over 2500 files. The optimal
> solution would be a web site that supports rsync.
> Background:
> In 2005, DARPA funded a project called the Virtual Soldier.Please go
> here for a summary: http://www.virtualsoldier.us/
> As part of this project, GE Research and Brigham and Womens created a
> number of datasets derived from the NLM Visible Human Project:
> http://www.nlm.nih.gov/research/visible/visible_human.html.
> Much of the orignal segmentation was done by Enegineering Animation
> under contarct to NLM.
> The Virtual Soldier Project concentrated on the Thorax. The data includes:
> 1) Photographic cryo images from the 70mm camera.
> 2) LabelMaps created from and enhanced from Engineering Animantion
> contract.
> 3) VTK polydata models in three forms:
>   3a) Discrete: processed by vtkDiscreteMarchingCubes
>   3b) Smoothed: processed using DiscreteMarchingCubes and further
>   processed by the vtkWindowedSincPolyDataFilter.
>   3c) Colored: Models are the models from Smoothed/ that have vertex
>   colors. The vertex colors were sampled from the original
>   cryo-section data. Each vertex has an r,g,b value. The vertex
>   sampling was done with the ColorAModel.tcl script.
>   3d) Decimated: models processed by vtkDecimatePro
> 4) Several vtk tcl scripts that process the data.
> Bill
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