Northeastern Section - 42nd Annual Meeting (1214 March 2007)
Paper No. 7-5
Presentation Time: 9:40 AM-10:00 AM

NASA WORLD WIND

HOGAN, Patrick1, GASKINS, Tom2, and KIM, Randy1, (1) NASA Ames Research Center, M/S: 226-8, Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000, Patrick.Hogan@nasa.gov, (2) 9302 157th Place NE, Redmond, WA 98052

We are entering an era when 3D visualization technology will become as standard as 2D web browsers are today. NASA World Wind is standards-based, open source technology oriented to stimulate innovation. Just as public highways built for the common good opened up huge opportunities for society, so too NASA World Wind serves our country's needs as a public domain 3D visualization highway.

World Wind has millions of users; with special interest coming from Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Oceanography, Exploration, Conservation, Homeland Security, etc. World Wind also has an active open source programmer community and averages 10,000 to 30,000 downloads per day. Current distribution is estimated at well over 20 million.

DOE's National Nuclear Security Agency competitively selected NASA World Wind as the visualization platform of choice and asked the NASA Ames World Wind team to refactor the software into an API-centric cross-platform SDK solution. Today we are demonstrating that cross platform solution World Wind Java (WWJ).

Growth of innovation is accelerated by open standards and cross platform access, which together provide extraordinary opportunities for custom development. Propagation of the geosciences will be benefited extraordinarily.

Northeastern Section - 42nd Annual Meeting (1214 March 2007)
General Information for this Meeting
Session No. 7
Google Earth Science: Geological Applications of Interactive Web-Based Maps
University of New Hampshire: Holloway Commons, Squamscott
8:15 AM-12:00 PM, Monday, 12 March 2007

Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 39, No. 1, p. 42

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