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  • World Wind 1.3 released

    World Wind version 1.3 is now available for download, as a 171 MB full install or a 2.8 MB source code archive. Because version 1.3 uses a file structure different from previous releases, you should install it in a folder separate from other World Wind versions.

    New Features & Fixes

    - Significant user interface improvements, including tile download indicator
    - New NLT Landsat7 dataset
    - New NLT elevation dataset
    - New community Landsat7 mirror dataset from
    - Camera: added planet gravity, camera banking, field-of-view, and axis lock options. Planet gravity is on by default
    - Place finder: fast search with index generator, columns, favorites, history, GPX coordinate import/export
    - Scripting capability added, based on 1.0 specification (Tom Gaskins, NASA:
    - Now interprets new worldwind://wmsimage= URI format
    - Provincial borders added for Canada, municipal borders added for Norway and Sweden
    - Installer: optimized, correctly checks for .NET 1.1, doesn't run multiple instances, has several translations. Rapid Fire MODIS base dataset included in install
    - SVS now compatible with new server data format
    - New "Flags of the World" and "County Municipalities in Norway" add-ons

    System Requirements

    - Windows 95, 98, 98SE, ME, 2000, or XP
    - 3D graphics card (
    - Internet connection
    - DirectX 9.0c and Managed DirectX 9.0c
    - .NET Framework 1.1 runtime libraries

    Minimum configuration

    With the minimum configuration, performance and functionality may be less than expected.

    - 700 MHz or higher CPU
    - 128 MB RAM
    - 1 GB disk space (World Wind's cache size is 2 GB by default; you must reduce the size of your cache)

    Recommended configuration

    - 1.4 GHz or higher CPU
    - 256 MB of RAM
    - DSL/cable connection or faster
    - 3 GB of disk space

    Known Issues

    - "Extract: error writing to file _______" while running installer. If you get this please contact Llynix. The new installer has code to detect these problems and your assistance catching this bug is greatly appreciated.
    - Windows 95/98/ME compatibility requires additional feedback, please post complaints and compliments to our forums:
    - If you received some messages in English or all messages in English even though you picked another language please see and click edit.
    - See for a list of other known issues.

    Extras: Add-Ons

    Some add-ons are included with this patch of World Wind. There are other great add-ons available. If your add-on isn't included, contact Llynix and we'll see about getting it in a future version. Thanks to all the developers who made these.

    NASA-created add-ons

    Lewis and Clark
    Created by Randy Kim

    Astrobiology Field Guide
    Created by Randy Kim

    Landmark Catalog
    Created by ShockFire, Camille Boykins, Ratna Rao, Fred Liao and David Goldfarb
    More information:

    Flags of the World
    Created by Randy Kim

    Community contributed add-ons

    Appalachian Trail
    Created by Engmike
    More information:

    Community OnEarth Landsat7 Mirror
    OnEarth imagery courtesy: Lucian Plesea, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    Community server developer & administrator: Adam Nowacki
    More information:

    Norway's Prehistoric Hillforts
    Created by Thomas Risan
    More information:

    Norwegian County Municipalities
    Created by Thomas Risan

    Tsunami Marker
    This marker shows the location of the recent Tsunami and links to the related Wikipedia page.

    The Voyage of Ottar
    Created by Thomas Risan
    More information:

    License & Copyright

    World Wind is licensed under the NASA Open Source Agreement. You may use, reproduce, distribute, modify, and redistribute World Wind subject to the terms of the Agreement. For details, see the "license.txt" file that came with your copy of the software, or click here.

    Copyright © 2004-2005 United States Government as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. All Rights Reserved.

    Copyright © 2004-2005 Contributors. All Rights Reserved.