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This is a glossary of terms commonly used with World Wind.


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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.

D

dataset
The imagery used to cover the surface of the world.
Also used: Surface Data.

L

LandSat7
The seventh satellite of the LandSat project.
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.

M

MODIS
Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer

N

NASA
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

O

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

S

script
A prerecorded series of view changes and text display that can be run from within World Wind.
Surface Data
See dataset.
SVS
Scientific Visulaization Studio

T

Topographic
Graphic representation of the surface features of an area.

U

USGS
U.S. Geological Survey

W

WMS
Web Map Server
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