Created by the Ultramundum Foundation for the
4DMoon Apollo elegy project, the interactive 3D model of the whole Moon is offered to the
public for the first time in the world in May 2009. Similar products are NASA WorldWind
and Google Earth (offering Earth and Mars but not the Moon), the Foundation is the first
to publish all the Moon without 'holes' and in real-time 3D with a continuous descent from
space to surface level.
Available NASA data have may problems and Ultramundum has developed a number of complex
algorithms to create a continuous global surface coverage. A degree thesis analyses
the complexities of the work that has been done and is available on this site.
To see an example, click on this image that
shows NASA WorldWind and UltraPort side-by-side:
With this achievement Ultramundum shows again high development
capabilities for the creation of free 3D interactive products of very large complexity at
a planetary scale before all other organizations, even faster than giants like Google and
NASA in a highly technological field.
File in autoinstall RAR format - 94.9 Mb
minimum system requirements: PC with Pentium IV 2Ghz, 512Mb RAM, video card with 128Mb,
Decompress in any folder and then launch start.bat or desktop shortcut
Disinstall simply by removing the folder.
The open source kit is under development and will be available
soon, with the whole lunar database of many gigabytes of images and data and with the
real-time exploration software. Everybody wishing to take al look at the inner workings of
products like this will be free to explore the code as well as the planet. The Foundation
offers free assistance to developers, schools and simple enthusiasts. To get more
informations and to be informed when the kit wil be published, contact us.
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