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MetaVR 3D Virtual Terrain of the World

MetaVR™ has built 3D terrain covering the continents of Africa, Asia, Australia and Oceania, Europe, North America, and South America in its round-earth geocentric Metadesic™ format.

These 3D terrain datasets were built with MetaVR’s Terrain Tools for Esri® ArcGIS® from 15 meter-per-pixel (mpp) NaturalVue imagery and elevation data ranging from 90 mpp void-filled SRTM (Shuttle Radar Topography Mission) and DTED1. In addition, the 3D terrain datasets include many high-resolution natural color insets (ranging from 0.30 mpp to 2.5 mpp) of many capital cities and other cities of interest.

MetaVR also offers 1 meter mpp 3D terrain datasets of regions of Continental USA with AL and HI (CONUS++).

Images from the Afghanistan and Baghdad Iraq regions of MetaVR's virtual Asia 3D terrain.
Afghanistan area of MetaVR's virtual Asia 3D terrain in Metadesic format. Baghdad, Iraq, regsion of MetaVR's virtual Asia terrain.
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Residing in a geocentric coordinate system, these round-earth terrain tiles are suitable for real-time visualization in MetaVR’s Virtual Reality Scene Generator (VRSG) in applications such as simulation, and synthetic vision, such as glass-cockpit displays, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) applications, close-air-support (CAS) exercises, and fixed-wing cockpit simulation.

Images from Kismayo and Nairobi on MetaVR's virtual Africa 3D terrain.
High-resolution Kismaayo, Somalia, area of MetaVR's virtual Africa 3D terrain. High-resolution Nairobi area of MetaVR's Africa 3D terrain.
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These 3D terrain datasets can serve as a baseline to which you can add your own higher-fidelity information, such as high-resolution aerial imagery or LIDAR elevation data, GPS point surveys, or 3D point features (such as buildings, trees, targets, and runway models). Add to the terrain culture assets from MetaVR’s extensive model libraries or your own models, including extruded culture models with Esri® CityEngine. Construct pattern-of-life scenarios using MetaVR’s VRSG Scenario Editor.

Images from MetaVR's virtual Australia and Oceania 3D terrain of Brisbane, Australia; Saipan Island, Northern Mariana Islands.
Overview of  Brisbane, from MetaVR's virtual Australia 3D terrain in round-earth format. Overview of  Saipan-Island, from MetaVR's virtual Australia and Oceania 3D terrain in round-earth format.
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If information is provided directly from sensors in the field, such information can also be added to the terrain in real time. Using MetaVR's Terrain Tools for Esri® ArcGIS®, you can update terrain areas of interest as you obtain additional imagery source data.

MetaVR VRSG real-time scenes of Kiev, Ukraine, and Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on MetaVR's virtual Europe 3D terrain.
High-resolution Kiev area of MetaVR's Europe 3D terrain. High-resolution Sarejavo area of MetaVR's Europe 3D terrain.
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As additional source data becomes available, MetaVR will continue to build 3D terrain for additional areas of its 3D terrain datasets of the world.

MetaVR VRSG real-time scenes of Mexico City and Havana, on MetaVR's virtual North America 3D terrain.
High-resolution Mexico City, Mexico area of MetaVR's virtual North America 3D terrain. High-resolution Havana, Cuba, area of MetaVR's virtual North America 3D terrain.
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MetaVR's 3D terrain is "Additional Materials" and is provided "as is" as described in our license agreement.  Although MetaVR might modify or enhance the original source imagery, some visual artifacts from the source imagery might remain in the terrain tiles.

Images from the high resolution areas of Arequipa, Peru and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on MetaVR's virtual South America 3D terrain.
High-resolution Arequipa, Peru area of MetaVR's virtual South America 3D terrain. High-resolution Rio-de-Janeiro, Brazil area of MetaVR's virtual South America 3D terrain.
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MetaVR's 3D terrain datasets in Metadesic (MDS) format are available for purchase to MetaVR customers who are on active Virtual Reality Scene Generator™ (VRSG™) software maintenance and are US Government or NATO agencies or contractors (for official use only). The terrain datasets are provided in MetaVR's round-earth terrain format and will only run with a valid VRSG version 6 or software license with valid software maintenance.

The 3D world terrain datasets are each delivered on an external hard drive. (A nominal fee covers the processing of large quantities of data in the Metadesic format and the hard drive distribution media.)

You can order these 3D terrain datasets directly from MetaVR.

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