IMAGE Society Image of the Month: Correlated Virtual and Constructive Simulation

November 01, 2008

Pittsburgh, PA - The IMAGE Society is a non-profit, technical, professional association for the advancement of visual simulation, related technologies, and their applications. Each month, the Society selects an Image of the Month, highlighting technology or a novel solution produced by one of its corporate members.

TerraSim, Inc. is pleased to supply the Image of the Month for November 2008. It showcases TerraTools' ability to correlate Virtual Battlespace 2 (VBS2), a leading commercial gaming system, with a variety of standard constructive simulation systems such as OneSAF, JSAF, and JCATS. Each database was exported from a common compiled geospatial representation that preserves data attribution, geometry, and appearance.

High fidelity urban environments that are correlated to these systems are in high demand due to the emergence of Serious Game technology for training and mission rehearsal. The Sample Desert Database project brings together a number of important urban content components, including buildings with complex roofs, free standing walls, diverse vegetation, and trafficable roads integrated into rugged terrain. Using TerraSim's Urban DetailsTM processing, building interiors were automatically generated and converted to their respective runtime formats.

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VBS2 Desert Village OneSAF OTF

VBS2 Desert Village



JCATS Runtime


About TerraSim

TerraSim is a US owned high-technology company that provides software solutions and services for advanced visual simulation and database construction using a variety of geospatial source data. TerraTools®, their primary product, is available for Windows 2000, XP, and Vista.

TerraTools is used in the automated construction of dense urban environments for operations planning and situation assessment as well as to produce exercise databases covering hundreds of one degree geocells. TerraSim also provides database construction services and advanced technology development for both civilian and military customers.

TerraSim's TerraTours® product supports highly interactive geospatial query using 3D visualizations linked to a variety of collateral source data. Using GISLinkTM technology, TerraTours users can automatically georeference and display information sources such as still photography, video streams, CAD design data, maps, and any web-enabled document.

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