GeoTouch is a multi-touch display and information portal developed by the Earth Observatory of Singapore. It was originally designed for the GIS scientists working in EOS so that they can display their data in a showcase location and share it. As the scientists required a means of accessing accurate data quickly in a showcase location for dignitaries, press and other visitors, GeoTouch emerged as a useful tool to visualize GIS content on a large multi-touch screen. Also a natural multi-touch interface allows the user to pan, zoom and 3D rotate maps and layers on display using touch to examine geographic and geological information.
For more information on the invention, visit the GeoTouch page.