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This is a '''glossary of terms commonly used with World Wind'''. This is a '''glossary of terms commonly used with World Wind'''.
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;add-on ;add-on
-: A feature that is not part of the core of World Wind. These can be layers, scripts or in some other way related to World Wind. Add-ons are usually community made.+: A feature that is not part of the core of World Wind. These can be layers, scripts or in some other way related to World Wind. [[Add-ons]] are usually community made.
- +
;Altitude ;Altitude
: Distance above sea level. : Distance above sea level.
 +;ARC
 +: NASA [http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/home/index.html Ames Research Center]
-==L==+==C==
 +;CRS
 +: coordinate reference system
-;LandSat7+==D==
-: The seventh satellite of the [http://landsat.usgs.gov/ LandSat] project.+
 +;dataset
 +: The imagery used to cover the surface of the world.
 +: ''Also used: '''[[#Surface Data|Surface Data]]'''.''
 +;DDS
 +: Direct Draw Surface. World Wind saves textures in this File Format.
 +;Dapple
 +: Worldwind fork with Google look alike interface and enhanced Layer management.[[Dapple|details]]
 +
 +==G==
 +;GIS
 +: Geographic Information System
 +;GML
 +: Geography Markup Language [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography_Markup_Language]
 +
 +==K==
 +;KML
 +: [[Keyhole Markup Language]] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KML]
 +
 +==L==
 +
 +;LandSat 7
 +: The seventh satellite of the [http://landsat.usgs.gov/ LandSat] project. See [[LandSat 7]] for information on the satellite's imagery in World Wind.
;Latitude ;Latitude
: Degrees difference North or South from the Equator. : Degrees difference North or South from the Equator.
- 
;layer ;layer
: Data that can be shown or hidden on the planet in World Wind. A layer can contain any of images, text and trails. : Data that can be shown or hidden on the planet in World Wind. A layer can contain any of images, text and trails.
- 
;Longitude ;Longitude
: Degrees difference East or West from Greenwich, England. : Degrees difference East or West from Greenwich, England.
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;MODIS ;MODIS
-: Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer+: [[MODIS|Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer]]. See [[Rapid Fire MODIS]] for usage details in World Wind.
==N== ==N==
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;NASA ;NASA
: [http://www.nasa.gov/ National Aeronautics and Space Administration] : [http://www.nasa.gov/ National Aeronautics and Space Administration]
 +;NLT
 +: [http://learn.arc.nasa.gov/ NASA Learning Technologies]
 +;NOSA
 +: NASA [http://opensource.arc.nasa.gov/license.jsp Open Source Software Agreement]
 +;NWW
 +: NASA World Wind
==O== ==O==
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;Orthophoto ;Orthophoto
: A photograph that has been processed to have a uniform-scale. : A photograph that has been processed to have a uniform-scale.
 +
 +==P==
 +
 +;pan-sharpening
 +: The act of combining a low resolution color image with a high resolution black and white image to create a high resolution color image.
==S== ==S==
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;script ;script
: A prerecorded series of view changes and text display that can be run from within World Wind. : A prerecorded series of view changes and text display that can be run from within World Wind.
- +;SRTM
 +:[http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/srtm Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.]
 +;Surface Data
 +: ''See '''[[#dataset|dataset]]'''.''
;SVS ;SVS
-: Scientific Visulaization Studio+: Scientific Visualization Studio
==T== ==T==
 +;tile
 +: An image from a dataset. World Wind downloads datasets one tile at a time.
;Topographic ;Topographic
: Graphic representation of the surface features of an area. : Graphic representation of the surface features of an area.
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;WMS ;WMS
-: Web Map Server+: Web Map Server is a specification by the [http://www.opengeospatial.org/ Open Geospatial Consortium]. See [[WMS Browser]] for usage details in World Wind.
 +;WWC
 +: World Wind Central
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[edit] A

add-on
A feature that is not part of the core of World Wind. These can be layers, scripts or in some other way related to World Wind. Add-ons are usually community made.
Altitude
Distance above sea level.
ARC
NASA Ames Research Center

[edit] C

CRS
coordinate reference system

[edit] D

dataset
The imagery used to cover the surface of the world.
Also used: Surface Data.
DDS
Direct Draw Surface. World Wind saves textures in this File Format.
Dapple
Worldwind fork with Google look alike interface and enhanced Layer management.details

[edit] G

GIS
Geographic Information System
GML
Geography Markup Language [1]

[edit] K

KML
Keyhole Markup Language [2]

[edit] L

LandSat 7
The seventh satellite of the LandSat project. See LandSat 7 for information on the satellite's imagery in World Wind.
Latitude
Degrees difference North or South from the Equator.
layer
Data that can be shown or hidden on the planet in World Wind. A layer can contain any of images, text and trails.
Longitude
Degrees difference East or West from Greenwich, England.

[edit] M

MODIS
Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer. See Rapid Fire MODIS for usage details in World Wind.

[edit] N

NASA
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NLT
NASA Learning Technologies
NOSA
NASA Open Source Software Agreement
NWW
NASA World Wind

[edit] O

Orthophoto
A photograph that has been processed to have a uniform-scale.

[edit] P

pan-sharpening
The act of combining a low resolution color image with a high resolution black and white image to create a high resolution color image.

[edit] S

script
A prerecorded series of view changes and text display that can be run from within World Wind.
SRTM
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
Surface Data
See dataset.
SVS
Scientific Visualization Studio

[edit] T

tile
An image from a dataset. World Wind downloads datasets one tile at a time.
Topographic
Graphic representation of the surface features of an area.

[edit] U

USGS
U.S. Geological Survey

[edit] W

WMS
Web Map Server is a specification by the Open Geospatial Consortium. See WMS Browser for usage details in World Wind.
WWC
World Wind Central
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