NASA World Wind 1.3.3


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Michal Kursa

NASA World Wind 1.3.3 (http://www.worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/)

World Wind lets you zoom from satellite altitude into any place on Earth.
Leveraging Landsat satellite imagery and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
data, World Wind lets you experience Earth terrain in visually rich 3D,
just as if you were really there.

Features New to WorldWind in 1.3.3

* Next Generation Blue Marble (500 meters per pixel)
* The Moon plus terrain (4 image sets)
* 3 new Landsat mosaics (NLT Pseudo, Geocover 1990 - 30 meters per pixel,
Geocover 2000 - 15m/px) - Shows off/accentuates new earth features
* ESRI shapefile support
* New terrain engine
* NRL Real-Time Weather
* Multi-layer Transparency
* Option to display tile names with info on location in Cache

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
Windows 2000/XP, 3D graphics card
(http://wiki.worldwindcentral.com/Video_Card_Compatibility), Internet
connection, DirectX 9.0c and Managed DirectX 9.0c (October 2005), .NET
Framework 1.1 runtime libraries

Minimum configuration:
700 MHz or higher CPU, 128 MB RAM, 1.5 GB disk space
(release notes -
http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?group_id=69528&release_id=365205)

Download:
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/nasa-exp/World_Wind_1.3.3_Full.exe?download
(installer size - 54 MB)

More info and help:
http://www.worldwindcentral.com/wiki/Guide_to_1.3.3
 
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FTR

Michal said:
NASA World Wind 1.3.3 (http://www.worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/)

World Wind lets you zoom from satellite altitude into any place on Earth.
Leveraging Landsat satellite imagery and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
data, World Wind lets you experience Earth terrain in visually rich 3D,
just as if you were really there.

Features New to WorldWind in 1.3.3

* Next Generation Blue Marble (500 meters per pixel)
* The Moon plus terrain (4 image sets)
* 3 new Landsat mosaics (NLT Pseudo, Geocover 1990 - 30 meters per pixel,
Geocover 2000 - 15m/px) - Shows off/accentuates new earth features
* ESRI shapefile support
* New terrain engine
* NRL Real-Time Weather
* Multi-layer Transparency
* Option to display tile names with info on location in Cache

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
Windows 2000/XP, 3D graphics card
(http://wiki.worldwindcentral.com/Video_Card_Compatibility), Internet
connection, DirectX 9.0c and Managed DirectX 9.0c (October 2005), .NET
Framework 1.1 runtime libraries

Minimum configuration:
700 MHz or higher CPU, 128 MB RAM, 1.5 GB disk space
(release notes -
http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?group_id=69528&release_id=365205)

Download:
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/nasa-exp/World_Wind_1.3.3_Full.exe?download
(installer size - 54 MB)

More info and help:
http://www.worldwindcentral.com/wiki/Guide_to_1.3.3

Does Wind has a better resolution than Google Earth ?

Frank
 
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NASA World Wind 1.3.3 (http://www.worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/)

World Wind lets you zoom from satellite altitude into any place on Earth.
Leveraging Landsat satellite imagery and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
data, World Wind lets you experience Earth terrain in visually rich 3D,
just as if you were really there.

Features New to WorldWind in 1.3.3

* Next Generation Blue Marble (500 meters per pixel)
* The Moon plus terrain (4 image sets)
* 3 new Landsat mosaics (NLT Pseudo, Geocover 1990 - 30 meters per pixel,
Geocover 2000 - 15m/px) - Shows off/accentuates new earth features
* ESRI shapefile support
* New terrain engine
* NRL Real-Time Weather
* Multi-layer Transparency
* Option to display tile names with info on location in Cache

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
Windows 2000/XP, 3D graphics card
(http://wiki.worldwindcentral.com/Video_Card_Compatibility), Internet
connection, DirectX 9.0c and Managed DirectX 9.0c (October 2005), .NET
Framework 1.1 runtime libraries

Minimum configuration:
700 MHz or higher CPU, 128 MB RAM, 1.5 GB disk space
(release notes -
http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?group_id=69528&release_id=365205)

Download:
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/nasa-exp/World_Wind_1.3.3_Full.exe?download
(installer size - 54 MB)

More info and help:
http://www.worldwindcentral.com/wiki/Guide_to_1.3.3

Yeah, right it sounds too good to be true. And why do I need all the
software for god's sake?

Ever since Bush and Ashcroft (Dick Cheesy, Condasleezy, et al, came
along, I wouldn't download spit from their government).

Has someone competent vetted this software?
 
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badgolferman

Does Wind has a better resolution than Google Earth ?

Frank

It depends. I have ver 1.3 and certain metropolitan areas in the US
have outstanding resolution, albeit monochrome. I believe the Google
Earth software has more recent satellite pictures though. Personally I
prefer Worldwind because I like its controls better and I can choose
different types of satellite pictures. Google Earth is slightly easier
to use and has road names, which can be very helpful. I would suggest
you have both if you can.
 
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John Corliss

Michal said:
NASA World Wind 1.3.3 (http://www.worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/)

World Wind lets you zoom from satellite altitude into any place on Earth.
Leveraging Landsat satellite imagery and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
data, World Wind lets you experience Earth terrain in visually rich 3D,
just as if you were really there.

Features New to WorldWind in 1.3.3

* Next Generation Blue Marble (500 meters per pixel)
* The Moon plus terrain (4 image sets)
* 3 new Landsat mosaics (NLT Pseudo, Geocover 1990 - 30 meters per pixel,
Geocover 2000 - 15m/px) - Shows off/accentuates new earth features
* ESRI shapefile support
* New terrain engine
* NRL Real-Time Weather
* Multi-layer Transparency
* Option to display tile names with info on location in Cache

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
Windows 2000/XP, 3D graphics card
(http://wiki.worldwindcentral.com/Video_Card_Compatibility), Internet
connection, DirectX 9.0c and Managed DirectX 9.0c (October 2005), .NET
Framework 1.1 runtime libraries

Minimum configuration:
700 MHz or higher CPU, 128 MB RAM, 1.5 GB disk space
(release notes -
http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?group_id=69528&release_id=365205)

Download:
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/nasa-exp/World_Wind_1.3.3_Full.exe?download
(installer size - 54 MB)

More info and help:
http://www.worldwindcentral.com/wiki/Guide_to_1.3.3


Note that those system requirements are "recommended". Unless something
has changed since I was running the program, it works very nicely in
Millennium Edition, which I use.

--
Regards from John Corliss
My current killfile: aafuss, Chrissy Cruiser, Slowhand Hussein, BEN
RITCHEY and others.
No adware, cdware, commercial software, crippleware, demoware, nagware,
PROmotionware, shareware, spyware, time-limited software, trialware,
viruses or warez please.
 
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John Corliss

Bob said:
Boycott trains. Going faster than 60 MPH will suck the air from your lungs
and kill you.

Bob,
I took NASA WorldWind off of my system because the space it required
on my hard drive kept growing larger and larger every time I looked at a
different part of the globe. In addition, I am convinced that having
..Net on my computer slowed down system startup appreciably. Maybe XP
systems don't have that problem, but it's unlikely that I'll ever know.

--
Regards from John Corliss
My current killfile: aafuss, Chrissy Cruiser, Slowhand Hussein, BEN
RITCHEY and others.
No adware, cdware, commercial software, crippleware, demoware, nagware,
PROmotionware, shareware, spyware, time-limited software, trialware,
viruses or warez please.
 
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Bob Adkins

I took NASA WorldWind off of my system because the space it required
on my hard drive kept growing larger and larger every time I looked at a
different part of the globe. In addition, I am convinced that having
.Net on my computer slowed down system startup appreciably. Maybe XP
systems don't have that problem, but it's unlikely that I'll ever know.

Hey John,

I tried WorldWind, and didn't like it a lot. Darn big and resource hungry. I
like Google Earth a lot. It's amazing how fast and light it is to be so
graphical. Kudos to Google for making it so intuitive and easy to use too.

I held off from using .Net as long as I could, but too many of my favorite
little programs (mostly utils) require it. Latest beta now tops 21mb, but I
haven't noticed a performance hit yet.
 
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John Corliss

Bob said:
Hey John,

I tried WorldWind, and didn't like it a lot. Darn big and resource hungry. I
like Google Earth a lot. It's amazing how fast and light it is to be so
graphical. Kudos to Google for making it so intuitive and easy to use too.

I held off from using .Net as long as I could, but too many of my favorite
little programs (mostly utils) require it. Latest beta now tops 21mb, but I
haven't noticed a performance hit yet.

Thanks for the info, Bob.

By the way, I notice that ever since I had dotnet on my system (I
uninstalled it using the Control Panel module) I now have an update for
it listed at the MS Windows update site /even though it's no longer
supposedly installed on my computer!/ The readme for the update states
that the update (in reality a *complete reinstall of dotnet* in an
updated version) is unremovable.

This almost, but not quite, is enough reason for me to do a system
reinstall.

A lot of the new freeware is dotnet dependent, but so far I haven't seen
anything that I can't live without. Kinda like XP dependent stuff...I
ain't about to "upgrade" to THAT monster. 80)>

--
Regards from John Corliss
My current killfile: aafuss, Chrissy Cruiser, Slowhand Hussein, BEN
RITCHEY and others.
No adware, cdware, commercial software, crippleware, demoware, nagware,
PROmotionware, shareware, spyware, time-limited software, trialware,
viruses or warez please.
 
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