TerraSim, Inc. Announces New TerraTools® Exporter for X-Plane Runtime

November 29, 2010
I/ITSEC 2010
Orlando, FL

TerraSim, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of a new content generation exporter for the X-Plane flight simulation system produced by Laminar Research. The new TerraTools X-Plane exporter was developed in response to TerraSim customer demand.

Starting with standard vector cultural data, digital elevation models, and detailed phototextures, TerraSim's TerraTools provides an automated and well-defined flow graph process that creates high-fidelity geospecific environments for X-Plane users. This extension to the TerraTools product line supports detailed correlation with a variety of constructive simulation systems, including OneSAF Terrain Format (OTF) databases, JointSAF (CTDB), JCATS, and MÄK VR-Forces (GDB).

Sample Desert Database in X-Plane Sample Desert Database in OneSAF 5.0
Sample Desert Database in VBS2 Sample Desert Database in Steel Beasts Pro

In addition, TerraTools Urban Details™ processing generates roof clutter, free-standing walls, building models, and power lines for export to the X-Plane format (.dsf). The emergence of serious game technology for training and mission rehearsal has increased interest in high-fidelity urban environments that are correlated in visual and constructive simulation. The two views below illustrate a one-degree cell that includes Sample Desert Village with an inset showing the ability to generate detailed models for the X-Plane runtime environment.

Sample Desert Database in X-Plane Sample Desert Database in X-Plane

From November 29 - December 3, 2010, TerraSim will give a preview of its X-Plane generation capabilities in Booth 1469 at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation & Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando, Florida.

TerraTools's X-Plane exporter will be fully supported with training and TerraSim technical notes during the first quarter 2011.

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.

TerraSim's TerraTools® automates construction of dense urban environments for operations planning and situation assessment as well as produces 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 source data preparation products cut the key cost drivers in modeling and simulation workflows. TerraSim Xtract™ recovers legacy source data and processes it for reuse in any modeling and simulation product. RoadMAP from TerraSim® seamlessly detects, delineates, and attributes road networks and other linear features from aerial and satellite imagery.

TerraSim's TerraTours® product supports highly interactive geospatial query using 3D visualizations linked to a variety of collateral source data. Using GISLink™ technology, TerraTours automatically georeferences and displays information in any web-enabled document.

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