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vieWTerra suite is a suite of products allowing  responders to rapidly build a virtual 4D representation (3D synthetic environment+ Time dimension) of any potential Crisis area on Earth.

vieWTerra Evolution, vieWTerra Mobile and vieWTerra Base from VWORLD form a combined “GIS & Simulation” suite of products allowing  responders to rapidly build a virtual 4D representation (3D synthetic environment+ Time dimension) of any potential area on Earth, available both on desktop PC (off-line/on-line product) and mobile devices (Web browser application for PC, tablets and smartphones). These solutions provide a Common Operational Picture to both the Crisis Center and the rescue units out in the field.

ABOUT THE SOLUTION:

vieWTerra Evolution is a 4D Earth Viewer as well as a data & assets integration and development platform. It can be used to model any type of 3D scene on Earth and create scenarios at their real-world location to simulate events in the Crisis phase, and to serve as global repository for building a custom Earth-wide GIS, either used perfectly off-line (on PC, laptops or Windows tablets, using cache for possible use out-in-the-field also), or ported on an on-line architecture (Internet or Intranet private server), in order to allow the sharing of information and assets between multiple stakeholders in the Crisis phase. Exchange of information can be conducted both ways, either to and from the field notably allowing photos taken on-site, using commonly-used smartphones/tablets, to be shared with the Crisis Center.   

vieWTerra Evolution presents an ellipsoidal model of the Earth defined at a certain level of resolution (vieWTerra Base global  29m  Imagery, 90m DEM, 29m Land Cover database) and allows its users to integrate accurate Imagery, DEM and Land Cover datasets up to 45cm resolution anywhere on the Globe, without any area coverage limitations.
Already offers continuous time of day (real-time shadows and lights) and dynamic weather simulation capabilities, which could be tied to current day weather data feed.
Provides easy-to-use drag-and-drop functionalities for adding one's own data and assets from multiple sources (3D objects/ buildings, dynamic and user-controllable entities such as rescue units across all domains, e.g. helicopters, drones, fire trucks, vessels etc., which can be used either to create scenarios or represent movements of live assets-using communication protocols;  shapefiles or 2D drapes defining e.g. heatmaps, maps, spreading models, tactical situation...; photogrammetry or Lidar-acquired 3D terrain or objects models; custom labels, information or instructions under PDF form, on-site taken photos, videos or audio recordings…), all within the same software.

Alternatively can be used also to access any Open Geospatial Consortium standard WMS/WMTS data streams, displayed as additional layers over the vieWTerra virtual Globe, such as Open Street Map cartography, Copernicus web services Imagery at 2,5m over whole of Europe, etc.

vieWTerra Evolution also offers real-time orthorectification and draping of newly-acquired Imagery from satellite or drone acquisition as state-of-the-art prototype module for rapid mapping and updating of the terrain database.

vieWTerra Mobile complementary application allows the display of the same data and assets database in a mobile, Internet or Intranet- based HTML5 Viewer application (cross-plaform: PC/Mac, tablet, smartphones).

WHAT DOES THE SOLUTION BRIDGE?

 

  • Limitations in the ability to model large areas (preparedness phase) and provide instant mapping (response phase)
  • issues: notably by incorporating disparate data sources and allowing data sharing between multiple stakeholders, since all datasets are merged in a single « One World » environment and encapsulated a single database
  • Lack of Common Operational Picture: brings 3D visualization (very cognitive and interactive real-world like environment) in support of the conduct of operations both to decision-makers and commanders in the Crisis Center and to response units out in-the-field
     

3D and scenario modelling

vieWTerra Evolution is a 4D Earth Viewer as well as a data & assets integration and development platform. It can be used to model any type of 3D scene on Earth and create scenarios at their real-world location to simulate events in the phase, and to serve as global repository for building a custom Earth-wide GIS, either used perfectly off-line (on PC, laptops or Windows tablets, using cache for possible use out-in-the-field also), or ported on an on-line architecture (Internet or Intranet private server), in order to allow the sharing of information and assets between multiple stakeholders in the Crisis phase. Exchange of information can be conducted both ways, either to and from the field notably allowing photos taken on-site using commonly-used smartphones/tablets to be shared with the Crisis Center.

Related CM functions

Determine area of operations

vieWTerra Evolution is a 4D Earth Viewer as well as a data & assets integration and development platform.

It can be used as comprehensive global 3D real-time image generator & GIS in C3 or C4ISR systems, providing a very cognitive 4D Common Operational Picture environment.
The system is capable of rapidly integrating data from distant acquisition platforms (e.g. Imagery or DEM data from satellite or drones) so as to provide an updated 3D view of the terrain and therefore provide a practical "virtual reality" 3D  tool- allowing to grasp the terrain elevation component compared to traditional 2D maps- so as to better assist  commanders in their decision-making as to the setting of base of operations.
It also allows real-time editing of virtual terrain (e.g. placing tents and equipment, facilities at their projected location) and taking of screenshots or videos so as to quickly plan and disseminate information in order to achieve  rapid camp deployment in a very visual, practical way.     

Related CM functions

Develop and sustain COP

vieWTerra Evolution is a 4D Earth Viewer as well as a data & assets integration and development platform.

It can be used as comprehensive global 3D real-time image generator & GIS in C3 or C4ISR systems, providing a very cognitive 4D Common Operational Picture environment and measuring tools in support of decision-making, allowing fusion of multiple and disparate data sources and also tracking of moving entities in the phase.
It is providing a very realistic 3D view of any crisis area which is augmented with multiple geospatial information and assets, either already directly provided by the software (such as global geonames, access to OGC-compliant WMS-WMTS streams/2D maps draped as layers over the 3D terrain), or  entered by crisis responders, either in the Crisis phase or in real-time, directly in the Response phase, under the form of:

-shapefiles, pins, labels, indicating landmarks, roads, rivers, etc or specific danger zones, location of assets, facilities etc )

- local 2D GeoTIFF drapes (2D maps displayed as local overlay: : heatmaps, maps, spreading models...)

- multiple geotagged multimedia content (photos, videos, audio, PDF information:  reports, instructions, maps, charts) coming from the field

- moving icons or 3D entities, depicting the changing tactical situation (through communication protocol)   

Ported on a server infrastructure, exchange of information can be conducted both ways, either to and from the field notably allowing photos taken on-site using commonly-used smartphones/tablets to be shared with the Crisis center, directly displayed into and possible mixed with the 3D view (augmented reality). 

It also allows querying and marking of terrain (distance, height, area measuring, profile, line of sight, targeting tools and drawing or painting functions) for terrain analysis in support of decision-making as well as better appraisal of the actual situation under corresponding time of day (dynamic lights and shadows) and weather conditions of the day through changeable parameters (24h day/night cycle and Dynamic Weather Management system functions). 

Related CM functions

Display situational awareness

vieWTerra Evolution is a 4D Earth Viewer as well as a data & assets integration and development platform.

It can be used as comprehensive global 3D real-time image generator & GIS in C3 or C4ISR systems, providing a very cognitive 4D Common Operational Picture environment and measuring tools in support of decision-making, allowing fusion of multiple and disparate data sources and also tracking of moving entities in the phase.
It is providing a very realistic 3D view of any crisis area which is augmented with multiple geospatial information and assets, either already directly provided by the software (such as global geonames, access to OGC-compliant WMS-WMTS streams/2D maps draped as layers over the 3D terrain), or  entered by crisis responders, either in the Crisis phase or in real-time, directly in the Response phase, under the form of:

-shapefiles, pins, labels, indicating landmarks, roads, rivers, etc or specific danger zones, location of assets, facilities etc )

- local 2D GeoTIFF drapes (2D maps displayed as local overlay: : heatmaps, maps, spreading models...)

- multiple geotagged multimedia content (photos, videos, audio, PDF information:  reports, instructions, maps, charts) coming from the field

- moving icons or 3D entities, depicting the changing tactical situation (through communication protocol)   

Ported on a server infrastructure, exchange of information can be conducted both ways, either to and from the field notably allowing photos taken on-site using commonly-used smartphones/tablets to be shared with the Crisis center, directly displayed into and possible mixed with the 3D view (augmented reality). 

It also allows querying and marking of terrain (distance, height, area measuring, profile, line of sight, targeting tools and drawing or painting functions) for terrain analysis in support of decision-making as well as better appraisal of the actual situation under corresponding time of day (dynamic lights and shadows) and weather conditions of the day through changeable parameters (24h day/night cycle and Dynamic Weather Management system functions). 

Related CM functions

Provide CCIM technology support

vieWTerra Evolution is a 4D Earth Viewer as well as a data & assets integration and development platform.

It can be used as comprehensive global 3D real-time image generator & GIS in C3 or C4ISR systems, providing a very cognitive 4D Common Operational Picture environment and measuring tools in support of decision-making, allowing fusion of multiple and disparate data sources and also tracking of moving entities in the phase.
It is providing a very realistic 3D view of any crisis area which is augmented with multiple geospatial information and assets, either already directly provided by the software (such as global geonames, access to OGC-compliant WMS-WMTS streams/2D maps draped as layers over the 3D terrain), or  entered by crisis responders, either in the Crisis phase or in real-time, directly in the Response phase, under the form of:

-shapefiles, pins, labels, indicating landmarks, roads, rivers, etc or specific danger zones, location of assets, facilities etc )

- local 2D GeoTIFF drapes (2D maps displayed as local overlay: : heatmaps, maps, spreading models...)

- multiple geotagged multimedia content (photos, videos, audio, PDF information:  reports, instructions, maps, charts) coming from the field

- moving icons or 3D entities, depicting the changing tactical situation (through communication protocol)   

Ported on a server infrastructure, exchange of information can be conducted both ways, either to and from the field notably allowing photos taken on-site using commonly-used smartphones/tablets to be shared with the Crisis center, directly displayed into and possible mixed with the 3D view (augmented reality). 

It also allows querying and marking of terrain (distance, height, area measuring, profile, line of sight, targeting tools and drawing or painting functions) for terrain analysis in support of decision-making as well as better appraisal of the actual situation under corresponding time of day (dynamic lights and shadows) and weather conditions of the day through changeable parameters (24h day/night cycle and Dynamic Weather Management system functions). 

Related CM functions

Provide situational awareness, share COP

vieWTerra Evolution is a 4D Earth Viewer as well as a data & assets integration and development platform.

It can be used as comprehensive global 3D real-time image generator & GIS in C3 or C4ISR systems, providing a very cognitive 4D Common Operational Picture environment and measuring tools in support of decision-making, allowing fusion of multiple and disparate data sources and also tracking of moving entities in the phase.
It is providing a very realistic 3D view of any crisis area which is augmented with multiple geospatial information and assets, either already directly provided by the software (such as global geonames, access to OGC-compliant WMS-WMTS streams/2D maps draped as layers over the 3D terrain), or  entered by crisis responders, either in the Crisis phase or in real-time, directly in the Response phase, under the form of:

-shapefiles, pins, labels, indicating landmarks, roads, rivers, etc or specific danger zones, location of assets, facilities etc )

- local 2D GeoTIFF drapes (2D maps displayed as local overlay: : heatmaps, maps, spreading models...)

- multiple geotagged multimedia content (photos, videos, audio, PDF information:  reports, instructions, maps, charts) coming from the field

- moving icons or 3D entities, depicting the changing tactical situation (through communication protocol)   

Ported on a server infrastructure, exchange of information can be conducted both ways, either to and from the field notably allowing photos taken on-site using commonly-used smartphones/tablets to be shared with the Crisis center, directly displayed into and possible mixed with the 3D view (augmented reality). 

It also allows querying and marking of terrain (distance, height, area measuring, profile, line of sight, targeting tools and drawing or painting functions) for terrain analysis in support of decision-making as well as better appraisal of the actual situation under corresponding time of day (dynamic lights and shadows) and weather conditions of the day through changeable parameters (24h day/night cycle and Dynamic Weather Management system functions). 

Related CM functions

Support C3 decision-making

vieWTerra Evolution is a 4D Earth Viewer as well as a data & assets integration and development platform.

It can be used as comprehensive global 3D real-time image generator & GIS in C3 or C4ISR systems, providing a very cognitive 4D Common Operational Picture environment and measuring tools in support of decision-making, allowing fusion of multiple and disparate data sources and also tracking of moving entities in the phase.
It is providing a very realistic 3D view of any crisis area which is augmented with multiple geospatial information and assets, either already directly provided by the software (such as global geonames, access to OGC-compliant WMS-WMTS streams/2D maps draped as layers over the 3D terrain), or  entered by crisis responders, either in the Crisis phase or in real-time, directly in the Response phase, under the form of:

-shapefiles, pins, labels, indicating landmarks, roads, rivers, etc or specific danger zones, location of assets, facilities etc )

- local 2D GeoTIFF drapes (2D maps displayed as local overlay: : heatmaps, maps, spreading models...)

- multiple geotagged multimedia content (photos, videos, audio, PDF information:  reports, instructions, maps, charts) coming from the field

- moving icons or 3D entities, depicting the changing tactical situation (through communication protocol)   

Ported on a server infrastructure, exchange of information can be conducted both ways, either to and from the field notably allowing photos taken on-site using commonly-used smartphones/tablets to be shared with the Crisis center, directly displayed into and possible mixed with the 3D view (augmented reality). 

It also allows querying and marking of terrain (distance, height, area measuring, profile, line of sight, targeting tools and drawing or painting functions) for terrain analysis in support of decision-making as well as better appraisal of the actual situation under corresponding time of day (dynamic lights and shadows) and weather conditions of the day through changeable parameters (24h day/night cycle and Dynamic Weather Management system functions). 

Being a Time dependent system, it also allows logging and replay of the Crisis situation under the exact same conditions and allows acceleration of time to view again the same scene/ in a contracted timeline.    

 

Related CM functions
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vieWTerra Evolution 4D Earth Viewer, data integration and development platform
vieWTerra Evolution 4D Earth Viewer, data integration and development platform
vieWTerra Evolution 4D Earth Viewer, data integration and development platform
vieWTerra Evolution 4D Earth Viewer, data integration and development platform
vieWTerra Mobile 3D Earth Viewer application
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