November 30, 2009
TerraSim, Inc has unveiled its latest addition to its source data preparation product line: TerraSim Xtract™. TerraSim Xtract represents a revolutionary new concept to fully support legacy database processing for reuse within even the most the most demanding modeling and simulation applications.
Xtract is a low cost, standalone application with support for 32 and 64 bit Windows workstations. Using TerraSim's proven and advanced terrain generation technology, users can expect Xtract to work out of the box with a clean and simple user interface. Since there are no embedded format editors, Xtract simplifies the legacy reuse process.
Going beyond the current capabilities of database reuse processing tools, Xtract allows users to automatically and simultaneously enhance the utility of the extracted geospatial data. Enhancement includes manipulation of source data attribution, geospatial coordinate reprojection, and resampling of geoposition surface spacing—all within the primary Xtract function. This intrinsic processing means that the full fidelity of the legacy source data is preserved. The need for the creation and management of large numbers of intermediate files or data representations is eliminated.
Xtract exports to the widest variety of third party geospatial data processing products, including Global Mapper, 3DStudio Max, Bohemia Interactive Oxygene, ESRI ArcGIS, OpenSceneGraph viewers, Google Earth, Presagis Creator, and more.
Xtract currently supports the ingest of OTBSAF CTDB, OneSAF OTF, and OpenFlight databases and individual models. It produces terrain surfaces, geospatial vectors, and 3D model libraries. Users can select multiple representations for each of these categories for fast and consistent data extraction. For example, a legacy terrain surface can be simultaneously exported as gridded DEM, as a triangulated irregular network (TIN), as well as a reprojected and resampled grid, all under user control.
In addition, Xtract supports simultaneous model extraction and enhancement, converting to 3DStudioMax, COLLADA, VBS2 P3D, OpenFlight, and tiled scenegraph (TSG) format.
TerraSim Xtract is competitively priced and will be available second quarter 2010. For a complete demonstration and to provide product development feedback, stop by the TerraSim Booth 1229 at I/ITSEC.
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 both Windows XP and Vista.
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