TerraSim Announces Automatic Generation of Very Large Area Terrain Databases

February 1, 2011

Pittsburgh, PA - TerraSim, Inc. has announced a new TerraTools® process for the automated generation of large area terrain databases that cover hundreds of one-degree cells. Using TerraTools Batch Mode, users can now generate simulation databases that cover very large areas using only a single TerraTools license and workstation.  Batch Mode processes run without a user interface and generate detailed timing and process log files to support automated verification and validation for fully unattended large-scale geospatial data processing.

TerraTools-built simulation databases have the most advanced adaptive terrain surface computation to ensure that databases run smoothly in any supported runtime.  Large area databases are developed for terrain efficiency, unlike legacy systems using small block-based construction techniques.  This efficiency allow complex exercises with thousands of SAF entities across hundreds of geocells to run with minimal hardware resources.

TerraTools Batch Mode processing also supports the assembly of large area geospecific phototextures for advanced visual simulation.  Users can assemble custom processes that utilize any of the TerraTools processing nodes and control them from an external application.  These Batch Mode processes utilize the same high performance multi-threading organization as TerraTools Core—providing the customer with eight parallel processes on a single TerraTools license.

Databases produced using Batch Mode can be correlated across any TerraTools-supported virtual, constructive, or serious game runtime. Visit our products page to learn more about TerraTools Core and TerraTools plug-ins.

TerraTools customers with current support and maintenance contracts can visit the TerraTools Support Website to download a complete Tech Note tutorial with sample data and step-by-step instructions for batch processing a multi-geotile database for OneSAF OTF. Click here to go directly to the Tech Note (login required).


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To learn more about TerraTools Core and Batch Mode, visit our products page or email us at sales@terrasim.com .


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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