The KESM Brain Atlas (KESMBA) is a web-based, light-weight 3D volume viewer that
serves large volumes (typically the whole brain) of high-resolution mouse brain images (~1.5 TB per brain, ~1 um resolution) from the Knife-Edge Scanning Microscope (KESM), invented by Bruce H. McCormick.
The KESMBA customizes and extends the Google Maps™ API, with support for overlaying transparent data slides for a quick and effective 3D visualization without the need for a high-end graphics card.
- Modified Google Maps™ API
- Image overlays for 3D rendering (see concept figure below)
- Scale bars
- 3D navigation
- Block download (in the works)
- Source code available at SourceForge.
Figure: Image overlay for local 3D effect: Eng et al. (2008); Chung et al. (2011);
Currently, KESMBA serves the following data sets:
The following data set has been acquired already and is under preparation to be
included in the KESMBA:
Please refer to the Publications page.