Quickly build cohesive, geographically accurate, terrain databases with TerraBuilder
TerraBuilder is a 3D terrain database creator with professional-grade tools for manipulating and merging aerial photos, satellite images, and digital elevation models of different sizes and resolutions. The resulting photo-realistic, geographically accurate terrain database can be made available to local TerraExplorer clients or published directly from TerraBuilder to SkylineGlobe Server for serving to remote TerraExplorer and WMS/WMTS clients.
TerraBuilder supports a wide-range of layer types and automatically reprojects layers that use different coordinate systems. TerraBuilder provides a range of editing tools with which to manipulate the imported raster files, enabling maximum precision in the 3D terrain database result. Possible manipulations include cropping, resizing, moving, feathering, adjustment of geographic coordinates using tie points and modification of color and elevation parameters.
The completed TerraBuilder project can be processed into a single stream-optimized file (MPT) and then loaded directly in TerraExplorer or published to SkylineGlobe Server for consumption by remote TerraExplorer clients via the SkylineGlobe Server Terrain Service. For projects whose source data is constantly being updated or modified, the TerraBuilder project (TBP) can be published from TerraBuilder to SkylineGlobe Server and directly served by SkylineGlobe Server DirectConnect Service, eliminating the need for time-consuming re-creation of complete MPT files.