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Features

Web WorldWind provides a rich set of features for displaying and interacting with geographic information.


General Features

  • Open-source, high-performance, 3D virtual globe (WGS84) for web pages and web applications
  • 2D Map mode with selectable and extensible map projections
  • JavaScript API for automating all aspects of interaction and visualization
  • Large collection of built-in high-resolution imagery and terrain
  • Display high-resolution imagery, terrain and geographic data from any public or private source
  • Supports REST, WMS and Bing
  • Large collection of geometric and geographic shapes for representing information
  • Navigation and Viewing, Picking
  • Display multiple globes and maps on the same page
  • Simple to use, extend and modify

Graphics Capabilities

  • Placemark, Path and Curtain, Polygon and Extruded Polygon, Text
  • Terrain conforming shapes: Path, Polygon, Ellipse, Circle, Quadrilateral, Square
  • Imagery: JPEG, PNG
  • Graticules
  • Shapefiles




Server work complete

Dear WorldWind Community,

The WorldWind server work announced in January is now complete. We are pleased to announce that, in addition to retiring old services, we were able to substantially improve performance on some of the existing ones. The service that saw the most substantial performance improvement was the elevations service.

We hope that you will notice these performance improvements in your WorldWind-based applications. As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.