Calytrix and TerraSim Offer Updated "Sample Desert Village" Correlated Terrain Database

November 9, 2012

Correlated databases in TerraTools
Pittsburgh, PA - Calytrix Technologies and TerraSim, Inc. jointly announce the availability of an enhanced set of correlated terrain databases for distributed simulations. The updated "Sample Desert Village" set of terrain databases was generated by TerraTools® from core geospatial source data, including orthophoto imagery, digital elevation data, attributed vector data, and 3D models. TerraTools® compiled those terrain information types into a common representation, then processed and exported the result to each of the various runtime formats in the set. The terrain databases are ready for testing in Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC) distributed simulations, such as those linked together by Calytrix's LVC Game interconnectivity software.

"Sample Desert Village" contains a variety of complexity, including parametrically generated buildings with interiors, walled compounds, utility lines, automatically placed 3D models such as mosques and helipads, vegetation of various types, and paved and unpaved roads. The richness of the terrain databases support rigorous distributed simulation tests for database content and cross runtime correlation.

By making "Sample Desert Village" available on its website, Calytrix provides a set of correlated terrain databases suitable for testing diverse systems, including serious games such as VBS2, Steel Beasts, and constructive simulations such as JointSAF, JCATS, and OneSAF. These runtimes can be connected into federated simulations via Calytrix's LVC Game with other live, virtual and constructive systems. In addition to requesting access to these databases, demonstration copies of LVC Game can be requested.

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About Calytrix

Calytrix Technologies develops and delivers training products and services for training of the modern warfighter.  Calytrix provides products and services in the areas of Live, Virtual, and Constructive (LVC) interoperability, application of serious games, simulation of military radios and intercoms, simulation cost analysis, and planning and conduct of training exercises. Uniquely combining Live, Virtual and Constructive environments with military understanding, Calytrix enhances operational readiness and training. For more information, visit

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