Skyline Globe Web Package

SkylineGlobe Web Package (SGWP) is a complete out-of-the-box web application for publishing interactive 2D and 3D geospatial environments that increase understanding and improve decision making. Your website users can navigate through an intuitive, virtual environment, viewing, analyzing, and annotating data in its geographical context. With a powerful community tool and online publishing capability, SGWP promotes project collaboration and data sharing. Other robust capabilities include extensive raster and feature layer support, powerful drawing tools, advanced analysis tools, and search functionality.

Using the SGWP’s Manager interface, you can customize your application to your organization’s needs, from the included data layers to the application tools and commands. If your application is intended for multiple target audiences (e.g. groups of interest or different user privileges), you can easily create customized subsites, so that each group sees only the data and tools that are relevant or of interest to it.

Benefits

Explore

Users can navigate in their 3D environment using any combination of the wide range of available methods. Flexible free flight modes and tools enable users to fluidly explore their 3D environment. Users can also navigate via the Project Tree or by searching for a specific location using SkylineGlobe’s built-in search function.

Search

The application’s search function can be based on the Web Package’s included gazetteer or customized to connect to the organization’s own search engines. The search capability can be further enhanced by integrating turn-by-turn routing services so users can get directions from any starting point to any end point.

Analyze

SGWP increases understanding and improves decision making with powerful analysis tools, including Terrain Area, Line of Sight, Viewshed, Threat Dome, Flood Analysis, and Volume Analysis. The tools offer extremely flexible measurement and display options so that you can easily calculate and visualize the information you need.

Share

The SkylineGlobe Community tool provides peer-to-peer collaboration capabilities within an organization, enabling users to invite other SkylineGlobe users to fly-through, annotate, and analyze a 3D environment together. All projects and project data can be freely published and shared with all or specific users in one’s organization, promoting greater organizational efficiency and productivity.

Annotate

Users can overlay the terrain with geo-referenced, satellite or aerial images and geo-referenced elevation raster, as well as feature layers. With support for a wide range of layer formats, databases, and web services, SGWP enables you to integrate massive and disparate datasets into a seamless mosaic. Using SkylineGlobe’s advanced drawing tools, geospatial understanding can be further enhanced by adding and editing advanced 2D and 3D shapes, pre-prepared 3D models, video, and dynamic objects.

Customize

Using the Web Package’s SkylineGlobe Manager, you can easily tailor your application to your organization’s needs. Define what layers should be available and which search providers should be used. Create custom tools using HTML or JavaScript files and then customize your ribbon, adding the new tools and making other required modifications. If your application is intended for multiple target audiences (e.g. groups of interest or different user privileges), you can easily create customized web applications (subsites), so that each group sees only the data and tools that are relevant or of interest to it.

Main Components

TerraGate - Overview

TerraGate suite is a family of tools designed to support the client-server data delivery requirements of Skyline's 3D technology

This powerful network feature and terrain server technology efficiently streams massive amounts of 3D geographic and feature data to thousands of concurrent users, giving each user uninterrupted viewing.

TerraGate v6.5.1 suite is compliant with OpenGIS Implementation Specifications for:

  • OpenGIS® Web Feature Service (WFS/WFS-T) Implementation Specification, Version 1.0.0
  • OpenGIS® Web Map Service (WMS) Implementation Specification, Version 1.1.1
  • OpenGIS® Web Map Service (WMS) Implementation Specification, Version 1.3.0
  • OpenGIS® Catalog Service: Web (CSW) Implementation Specification, Version 2.0.2

TerraGate suite supports OpenGIS Implementation Specifications for:

  • Web Feature Service (WFS/WFS-T) Implementation Specification, Version 1.1.0
  • Web Map Tiling Service (WMTS) Implementation Specification, Version 1.0.0

TerraGate Benefits

Give your users a smooth seamless viewing experience 

The Terrain Service works seamlessly across variable bandwidths on the Internet and is not affected by latency or breaks in connectivity. Once users have received the initial scene in low-resolution, they can begin accessing the 3D environment without waiting for entire frames of data to display.

Make massive archives of data accessible for 3D visualization in minutes

You can save time and resources by skipping the 3D terrain database (MPT) creation and streaming the native data to clients, using TerraGate DirectConnect. Once an updated image or elevation source is available, it can be loaded in a TerraBuilder project and be immediately available for clients to work with over the network.

Manage your data sources and layers easily and efficiently

Control and monitor server status, streaming layers and data sources and view performance and statistics from an easy-to use interface.

Deliver map and image data to all OGC-compliant applications

You can share data with any application that reads the standard OGC WFS and WMS protocols.

Easily access, manage and organize your remote raster, feature, and 3DML layers by connecting to the TerraCatalog database

TerraGate provides web interface to TerraCatalog, a catalog database that stores, organizes and manages connections to raster, feature, and 3DML layers. This enables remote users to easily query the catalog for the specific published layer required for a TerraBuilder or TerraExplorer project. The raster, feature, and 3DML data are then served to the client by the TerraGate service responsible for their data type.

Dramatically enhance your users' experience

You can give your users the ability to dynamically add elements to the 3D world and generate specific targeted flying experiences with TerraGate Internet License Service.

Enable your users to collaborate and share 3D experiences with other users

TerraGate Collaboration Service provides hosting services for collaboration sessions between TerraExplorer users. All participants can fly-through and study a 3D environment together, and make additions or changes to the 3D environment that will be seen by their partners.

SkylineGlobe Enterprise Edition - Overview

SkylineGlobe Enterprise Edition is a software bundle that offers all the tools necessary for a complete, net-centric 3D visualization solution

With SkylineGlobe Enterprise Edition, you have all the software necessary to create, view, analyze, edit, and share 3D environments. This all-in-one solution provides a full Application Programming Interface (API) that enables you to customize your interface according to your requirements or easily build your own 3D web application based on SkylineGlobe technology.

What's included in the SkylineGlobe Enterprise bundle?

View the list of all the Skyline products included in the Enterprise Edition.

SkylineGlobe Enterprise Edition Benefits

Draw together data in a wide range of formats, coordinate systems and spatial resolutions

TerraBuilder and TerraExplorer Pro can support data import in a wide range of formats, merge data of different resolutions and sizes and then re-project them into a common reference projection. Both TerraBuilder and TerraExplorer Pro fuse all imagery sources into a seamless mosaic that is draped over the respective elevation model.

Serve thousands of concurrent requests for terrain, map and feature data on each TerraGate server

TerraGate servers are optimized to handle a high number of concurrent users, making TerraGate an extremely cost effective data delivery solution.

Quickly make massive archives of data accessible for 3D visualization

You can save time and resources by skipping the 3D terrain database creation and streaming the native data to clients, using TerraGate DirectConnect. Once an updated image or elevation source is available, it can be loaded in a TerraBuilder project and be immediately available for clients to work with over the network

Manage users, menu sets, tools and account layers

SkylineGlobe Enterprise Edition provides a web-based application from which you can control, customize and monitor different elements in the 3D environment.

Enable your users to collaborate and share 3D experiences with other users

SkylineGlobe applications offer powerful and simple to use tools for collaborating in analysis of data. Connecting over the Internet or intranet, users can fly-through and study a 3D environment together, and make additions or changes to the 3D environment that will be seen by their partners.

Customize the interface and functions of the 3D web application according to your customers' needs

SkylineGlobe Web Package (SGWP) offers a complete out-of-the-box web application for publishing intuitive 2D and 3D virtual environments, which users can navigate through, viewing, analyzing, and annotating data in its geographical context. Applications can be customized, from the included data layers to the application tools and commands.