Mine View at 10 meters post spacing Mine View at 1 meter post spacing
Finding ways to correlate accurate representations of environments,
as discussed in the IMAGE 2012 CG Paper

TerraSim Exhibits and Presents at IMAGE Society's 2012 Conference

May 29, 2012

Pittsburgh, PA - TerraSim, Inc., a corporate member of the IMAGE Society since 2000, will demonstrate new products and features from its TerraTools® 3D geospatial visualization software and present two technical papers at the 2012 IMAGE Society Conference in Scottsdale, AZ, June 4-7, 2012.

TerraSim, the technology leader in automated generation of urban environments, is proud to be a Copper Host for the 2012 IMAGE Society Conference. At the conference, TerraSim will highlight its products' newest capabilities:

  • TerraTools 4.0 Update Release: The recent TerraTools 4.0 update release contains support for VBS2 water effects and underground structures, generated parametrically using TerraTools Urban Details™ processing. This release of TerraTools also contains new support for the Havok Vision Engine and Havok Middleware. Demonstrations of correlated environments will include Terrastan, a 25 x 25km Afghan-like database, and several detailed urban databases. Using Havok Physics and Destruct, TerraSim will also demonstrate real time weapons effects on parametrically generated building models, created from GIS source data in TerraTools.
  • Live Networking Across Runtimes: TerraSim will show live linking of two correlated serious game environments, VBS2 and Steel Beasts Professional, using Calytrix Technologies' LVC Game. TerraTools supports correlated environments in a wide variety of third party serious gaming, visual and constructive simulation formats.
  • Source Data Preparation: TerraSim will also demonstrate the latest addition to its source data preparation product line: MaterialMAP™. This software is an easy-to-use surface material classification system that performs a variety of functions, using aerial or satellite imagery. MaterialMAP can generate the information needed to determine vehicular mobility and material masks for serious game runtimes. It can also create material encoded textures for correlated sensor simulation.
Entities on sidewalk in Urban Ambience™
Simplifying POL activities, as discussed
in the IMAGE 2012 POL Paper

In addition to demonstrating these new enhancements, TerraSim will present two papers during the technical sessions on Tuesday, June 5, and Thursday, June 7. The first paper, "Correlated Terrain for Serious Games: Achieving Interoperability Across Diverse Runtime Environments," discusses the challenges in achieving database correlation across multiple serious games benchmarked against a visual system. The games considered are VBS2, Steel Beasts Professional and Havok Vision Engine.

The second paper, entitled "Automatic Annotation of Urban Environments to Support Pattern of Life Behaviors," discusses TerraSim's approach to generating annotated urban environments. Annotated urban environments can be used by artificial intelligence and middleware applications to support the generation of pattern of life (POL) behaviors in serious games and constructive simulations.

For more information regarding TerraSim's products and technology or to schedule a meeting with a TerraSim technical representative at IMAGE, please email us at sales@terrasim.com.


About TerraSim

TerraSim is a 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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