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Deploying Web WorldWind is easy. In fact, unless you want to run it from your own server there is no deployment required. You simply include a script tag linking to it:

<script src="" type="text/javascript"></script>

To deploy Web WorldWind on your own server, copy the library worldwind.min.js and the images directory from the Web WorldWind release and place them on your web server. The images directory must be a sibling of the library, i.e., exist in the same directory. These files are included in the release zip file.

Running Locally

If you do not already have a web server, you can use Python‘s built in HTTP server. With Python installed on your computer, change directory to the top-level Web WorldWind directory and run the Python HTTP server:

python -m SimpleHTTPServer

Or if using Python 3:

python -m http.server 8000

Then browse to


and you should see that Web WorldWind example in your web browser.

New Showcase section

Dear WorldWind Community,

We added a new Showcase section to the website featuring a curated list of third-party geospatial software projects that show what the developer community has built with the WorldWind Planetary Globe Engine.

Please note that these projects are developed independently and externally from NASA leveraging WorldWind’s public, open-source release unless stated otherwise in their description.

If you desire to submit a project to be considered for its inclusion in she Showcase section, reach out to the WorldWind team at:

Please add the subject “Showcase submission” or simply use the link above.