Visualise excelsheet data in virtual worlds
The guys from Green Phosphor have made a toolset to allow you to easily exhibit data from a local excelsheet, database or serverbased database (with a little more effort).
I had a go myself at getting this to work and had no trouble at all setting it up in Second Life with a local excel sheet being the data source. Being adventurous, I decided to try it on our Open Sim grid and got it to work – partly. It displays the data as a visual 3D graph, but only the first four lines from my Excel sheet.
Although it may need some more attention, its a good start, as many educational institutions are interested in using open simulator – which is free – as a virtual environment. Linking open simulator to a tool that displays all kinds of data sources (and Green phosphor focusses on displaying scientific information) would be another stimulus towards adoption of virtual worlds for training and learning.