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WWSK’s features are built for data viewing. In addition to GeoServer’s general features, WWSK can export data as a GeoPackage, allowing the user to control its contents. Our most recently developed feature is the WorldWind Viewer, which lets you see your data in the context of Earth.

General Features

  • Understands multiple data formats such as Shapefiles, GeoTIFFS, GeoPackages, and GDAL formats
  • Serves and shares data with clients
  • Accesses data from remote services, acting as a proxy
  • Uses an integrated GeoWebCache for improved client performance

WorldWind Explorer

  • Allows you to see your data in the context of a globe
  • Visualizes all the layers and layer groups that you’ve defined on one terrain
  • Understands and leverages your GeoServer’s capabilities and strengths–no configuration required

GeoPackage Capabilities

  • Export your data as a GeoPackage
  • Exported raster GeoPackages contain a collection of prerendered tiles
  • User-controlled content (i.e. extents, styles, layers)
  • Can be shared and used offline in GIS tools

Update on up and coming releases of NASA WorldWind

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. In fact, the investment we are making in the hardening of WorldWind’s software release artifacts is a testament to NASA’s plans for WorldWind support in the future.

We are excited to receive your feedback. If you haven’t done so already, please click here to take part in a 2-question survey so we can connect with you, learn about your use of WorldWind and better support your needs. Also, visit our contact page for ways to comment or ask questions.