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SRI International's DARPA-sponsored Digital Earth project
incorporates a connected suite of technologies with the vision
of enabling a massive, scalable, and open model of the planet
where millions of users can interact with vast quantities of
geographically referenced (georeferenced) data over the Web.
Our goal is to create an open infrastructure that allows
anyone around the globe to publish or to search for data based
upon a specific location; something which is not possible on the
As part of this goal, SRI is building the following
components to make this vision a reality.
GeoWeb - a
completely scalable infrastructure for indexing and searching
for all georeferenced data on the Internet using the existing
Domain Name System (DNS).
TerraVisionTM - a freely-available 3D
browser for navigating the contents of .geo. Available for
SGI and Windows platforms, and as a Netscape plugin and
- SRI is a proponent of the GeoVRML file format as an open
format for representing standards-based 3D geospatial data
over the Web.
Tools - we are building a number of tools to help create
and maintain all aspects of the Digital Earth, including
managing .geo, modeling tools, and conversion utilities.
Outreach - we are working with Yosemite National Park
service to produce a Virtual Yosemite Community where users
can use Digital Earth to interact and learn about the
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Last updated: Friday, 19-Oct-2001 17:09:14 PDT.