WorldWind News


NASA WorldWind User Forum pre-registration

October 7, 2020

Dear WorldWind Community, The NASA WorldWind User Forum is being developed in response to requests for additional support and engagement tools. If you would like to pre-register for the NASA WorldWind User Forum, please complete the form linked below: Forum pre-registration form.

New versions of WorldWind released

August 12, 2020

Web WorldWind 0.10.0 and WorldWind Java 2.2.0 are now available on GitHub. The new version of Web WorldWind addresses potential vulnerabilities in the code and underlying packages. The new version of WorldWind Java focuses on upgrading to Java 11 and JOGL 2.4 as well as a switch to Apache 2.0 license. WorldWind’s API remains largely unchanged in this release and we are committed to maintaining a consistent API in future releases.

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Update on up and coming releases of NASA WorldWind

July 1, 2020

Dear WorldWind Community, New software releases have been delayed due to a number of factors including COVID-19. However, we hope to release the latest version in the July timeframe. We appreciate the support and your patience during this unprecedented time. For further inquiries, please refer to our contact us page.

Update on up and coming releases of NASA WorldWind

February 26, 2020

Dear WorldWind Community, Here is a quick update on our progress with the latest WorldWind release which is now just a few weeks away. We are in the midst of getting closure on newly required release documentation and artifacts through our technology transfer and legal team. We understand that quite a few of you are eager to receive these new releases and we appreciate your patience. Rest assured that NASA is committed to continued support of WorldWind.

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NASA WorldWind Survey and New Releases on the way

January 15, 2020

New releases for the WorldWind Java and Web platforms are ready, however they are being delayed due to new NASA software release processes. The WorldWind team has been working to addressing the required software release actions. Once we are able to release the new versions, future versions should go much smoother and faster. Thank you for understanding. Major new and enhanced features include: Improved speed and performance Technology upgrades including Java 11 support More secure third-party dependency management Please click here to take part in a survey, so we can connect with you in order to better support your WorldWind needs.

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NASA WorldWind Survey and New Releases on the way

November 29, 2019

Demonstrating its continued commitment to the WorldWind community, over the next few weeks the NASA team will be providing new releases for the WorldWind Java and Web platforms. Major new and enhanced features include: Improved speed and performance Technology upgrades including Java 11 support More secure third-party dependency management Meanwhile, the WorldWind team is building new capabilities to support NASA air traffic management research. In addition to this new NASA work, we’d like to know more about your needs.

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NASA Renews Commitment to WorldWind

August 21, 2019

WorldWind has received renewed commitment from NASA for continued development and support. NASA will continue to release updates to the WorldWind SDKs, and will continue to make the WorldWind Servers accessible for all Users. We plan to make an announcement soon regarding a path forward for improved support of the WorldWind User & Developer communities. For more information e-mail: worldwind-info@lists.nasa.gov

New high-resolution NAIP aerial imagery

February 14, 2019

New high-resolution USGS NAIP Plus aerial imagery is coming to NASA WorldWind. Stay tuned for more updates in the coming weeks! The NASA WorldWind development team is working to add built-in WorldWind layers with imagery from The National Map’s USGS NAIP Plus service. WorldWind Java’s existing USGS NAIP layers that access worldwind47.arc.nasa.gov/wms will take advantage of this new imagery. Web WorldWind and WorldWind Android will get new NAIP image layers.

WorldWind servers available during a U.S. Federal Government shutdown

December 21, 2018

In the event of a U.S. Federal Government shutdown NASA WorldWind web services will remain online and available. WorldWind’s 3D globe SDKs will continue to retrieve imagery and terrain from these web services as usual. This also applies to the official WorldWind website and the CDN-hosted contents serving the minified worldwind.min.js library and various image files used by Web WorldWind. The web services and websites involved are: https://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov https://files.worldwind.arc.nasa.gov https://data.

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Announcing WorldWind news

December 21, 2018

The NASA WorldWind project is proud to announce a news feature for the official WorldWind website. Stay tuned for updates on the WorldWind 3D globe software development kits and the status of our imagery and elevation web services, as well as other supporting services like our CDN-hosted content. The WorldWind news section is also intended as a place for the WorldWind team to share insights about our 3D globe SDKs and their features, as well as other related projects like the WorldWind Server Kit.

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NASA WorldWind User Forum pre-registration

Dear WorldWind Community,

The NASA WorldWind User Forum is being developed in response to requests for additional support and engagement tools. If you would like to pre-register for the NASA WorldWind User Forum, please complete the form linked below:

Forum pre-registration form.