3D GIS

3D GIS, terrain visualization, and world building applications

Readings

M. Batty et al, ‘Visualizing the City: Communicating Urban Design to Planners and Decision-Makers’
» http://www.casa.ucl.ac.uk/visualcities.pdf
[Link verified and viewed 13 March 2007]

3D mapping: examples

Google Maps
» http://maps.google.co.uk
Google Earth
» http://earth.google.com
[Link verified and viewed 13 March 2007]

Microsoft Virtual Earth
» http://www.microsoft.com/virtualearth/
» http://dev.live.com/virtualearth/
» http://maps.live.com
[Link verified and viewed 13 March 2007]

Skyline
See examples at:
» http://www.skylinesoft.com/interactive/showcase/Showcase_home.asp
» http://www.3dcities.com.pt
» http://www.3dlisboadakar.com
» http://www.earthslot.org
[All links verified and viewed 13 March 2007]

The Planet-Earth Project
“The planet-earth project is building a live, immersive, user-created map of the whole world and everything in it. The planet-earth project is powered by 3map, a Free Software platform for realtime 3D geospatial applications.”
» http://www.planet-earth.org
[Link verified and viewed 13 March 2007]

The GeoURL ICBM Address Server
“GeoURL is a location-to-URL reverse directory. This will allow you to find URLs by their proximity to a given location. Find your neighbor’s blog, perhaps, or the web page of the restaurants near you. GeoURL is listing 922,036 sites.”
» http://geourl.org
[Link verified and viewed 13 March 2007]

Some examples of Terragen-generated flybys

I found several examples of Terragen flybys on YouTube (including the movie below). To view more, search on YouTube with:
» http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Terragen
A couple of other examples worth checking out on YouTube:
» http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=TerraPhotic
» http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZC7LNe8QQg
» http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oDFOYgcm-M
and, finally, a couple of Terragen 2 movies:
» http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MmxUh6QrL8
» http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNECjHrn_JY
Also look at some of the many Terragen videos on Google Video (use ‘terragen’ as your search term). This is my favourite (probably, as much as anything, because of the stunning soundtrack by Ligeti):
» http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4209042580190357329
but there are also many others.

Several flybys at visualizationsoftware.com
» http://www.visualizationsoftware.com/3dem/flybys.html
More example flybys (some of which are also featured on YouTube) at DISCOVER MOTION WORLD:
» http://videos.teknoloji3.com/tag/terragen
and some more at:
http://www.darkmoon3d.com/tg-max/gallery.htm#gallery-video
and yet more at SearchMyVideo:
» http://www.searchmyvideo.com/tag/terragen/
There’s a fairly extensive list of galleries at TerraNet:
» http://www.terragen.de/galleries/
Good example of a Terragen model imported into VRML at http://www.skillmanmedia.com (scroll down)
http://www.skillmanmedia.com/mountain/scene.wrl
Luc Bianco’s Paysages Virtuels (screenshots only)
» http://lucbianco.free.fr
[Link verified and viewed 12 March 2007]

Finally, some screenshots from Terragen’s own site gallery:
» http://maps.live.com
[Link verified and viewed 12 March 2007]

Other software

Landscapes generated with Bryce 6

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