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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




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.