TerraBuilder - Overview

TerraBuilder allows users to quickly generate Skyline 3D terrain and urban model databases from a wide variety of data types.

The TerraBuilder terrain builder product creates 3D terrain databases from imagery and elevation data, whereas TerraBuilder CityBuilder creates fully textured urban models (3DML) from 3D mesh models and classification layers and/or from model layers. These photo-realistic, geographically accurate, and stream-optimized databases can be included in local TerraExplorer projects or published to remote clients via TerraGate.

The TerraBuilder family includes the following products:

  • TerraBuilder -:This terrain building product merges aerial photos, satellite images, and digital elevation models of different sizes and resolutions into a photo-realistic, geographically accurate terrain database.
  • CityBuilder -:Merges 3D mesh models together with classification layers, and/or other model layers into a multi-resolution and stream-optimized 3D Mesh Layer database (3DML).
  • PhotoMesh -: Fully automates the generation of high-resolution, textured, 3D mesh models from a set of oblique 2D images.