WorldWind News


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 Project Suspension Update


The WorldWind team would like to inform you that the project suspension date has been extended to May 3, 2019.

Answers to common questions about the suspension are available in the NASA WorldWind Project Suspension FAQ.