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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




NASA WorldWind Project Notice


Currently WorldWind is undergoing system evaluation. We will not be able to accept any software update requests. WorldWind users can continue to access the NASA servers and SDKs, available on Github. More information will be provided in the near future.