IMAGE Society Image of the Month: TerraSim Supports Correlated Runtimes

November 01, 2010

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 2010. This image shows TerraTools® support for correlated runtimes.

Modeling, simulation, training, and mission rehearsal activity have evolved to support combined arms and unit training with federations of disparate simulation runtimes. The challenge for environmental generation is to support fully correlated and detailed content across both traditional visual and constructive simulation and rapidly emerging serious game runtimes.

The technology challenge is in representing detailed urban content in each of the disparate runtimes. It is no longer sufficient to simply produce a single visual runtime which is loaded into each simulation. Content correlation requires addressing the specific object and model representations in each of the runtimes. TerraTools achieves correlation by compiling geospatial source data into a common intermediate representation, preserving source data attribution, and then exporting the environments using runtime-specific processing.

In this composite IMAGE of the Month, TerraSim illustrates the ability of TerraTools to generate complex correlated databases across visual, constructive and serious game runtimes. In this image, OpenSceneGraph (in MÄK VR-Vantage), VBS2, Steel Beasts Professional, and OneSAF 5.0 are shown. Each database contains detailed urban content including buildings with interiors, and automatically generated walls and roads. An overview of each correlated database is shown in the image inset.

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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 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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