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===1.3.4=== ===1.3.4===
-This should be called the National Guard release, as many of the enhancements address their wish list, i.e., XML from remote locations, an attribute to refresh the elements in a layer, better elevation and bathymetry (cruise the ocean depths), along with improved implementation of Shapefiles. Plus there will be some new NASA datasets made available, higher resolution for Earth, the OnEarth and ToMars data (compliments of JPL's [http://pat.jpl.nasa.gov/public/lucian/ Lucian Plesea]), actually there will be about ten different datasets for Mars, and Venus may even appear from under her veil of CO2! It is also possible that the Sloan Digital Sky Server may come available to allow for peering into infinity's threshold, deep celestial space.+This should be called the National Guard release, as many of the enhancements address their wish list, i.e., XML from remote locations, an attribute to refresh the elements in a layer, better elevation and improved implementation of Shapefiles. Elevation will now include oceanic bathymetry (cruise the ocean depths). Bathymetry, in conjunciton with seismic information, will be very useful to predict tsunami activity, potentially saving thousands of lives and billions of dollars. Some new NASA datasets will be made available, including higher resolution for Earth, the OnEarth and ToMars data (compliments of JPL's [http://pat.jpl.nasa.gov/public/lucian/ Lucian Plesea]). There will be ten different datasets for Mars. Venus may even make an appearance from under her veil of CO2! The Sloan Digital Sky Server will also come available. SDSS imagery allows everyone to visit infinity's threshold, deep celestial space, from the comfort of their home. The scientific implications for this release are great.
===1.4=== ===1.4===
-This branch has been cancelled. There will not be a 1.4 release.+This branch has been cancelled. There will be no 1.4 release.
===1.5=== ===1.5===
-A refactoring of the implementation to a multiplatform (.NET & Java) API-centric arhcitecture.+NASA is refactoring the implementation of World Wind to a multiplatform API-centric arhcitecture (.NET & Java). World Wind functionalities are being 'off-loaded' to modular components, leaving the API at the core. The arhcitecture of these two refactored implementations is identical. This will allow plugins to be used interchangeably, via Python, or require only minimal customization. This refactoring exercise will also allow World Wind to be accessed via a browser. NASA World Wind optimizes ready access to NASA's scientific data for mission planning, research, science, government, academia, and education, while also readily allowing for the customization necessary to serve the needs of each.
-The current estimated timeframe is 30 September 2006 (pre-alphas in late April)+The current estimated timeframe is 30 September 2006.
-Lead NASA World Wind.NET developer: [[User:Dumdumhead|Chris Maxwell]].+Lead NASA World Wind .NET developer: Chris Maxwell.
-Lead NASA World Wind Java developer: Tom Gaskins+Lead NASA World Wind Java developer: Tom Gaskins.
==See Also== ==See Also==

Revision as of 16:15, 18 March 2006

This Road Map should give an indication of the near future of the World Wind project.

Contents

Next Release

  • 1.3.4
  • Expected: April, 2006

Upcoming Changes

For a schedule of upcoming changes and features, please see the Issue Tracker Road Map.

In addition, the following list serves as an informational pointer to planned significant changes to the core of World Wind.

1.3.4

This should be called the National Guard release, as many of the enhancements address their wish list, i.e., XML from remote locations, an attribute to refresh the elements in a layer, better elevation and improved implementation of Shapefiles. Elevation will now include oceanic bathymetry (cruise the ocean depths). Bathymetry, in conjunciton with seismic information, will be very useful to predict tsunami activity, potentially saving thousands of lives and billions of dollars. Some new NASA datasets will be made available, including higher resolution for Earth, the OnEarth and ToMars data (compliments of JPL's Lucian Plesea). There will be ten different datasets for Mars. Venus may even make an appearance from under her veil of CO2! The Sloan Digital Sky Server will also come available. SDSS imagery allows everyone to visit infinity's threshold, deep celestial space, from the comfort of their home. The scientific implications for this release are great.

1.4

This branch has been cancelled. There will be no 1.4 release.

1.5

NASA is refactoring the implementation of World Wind to a multiplatform API-centric arhcitecture (.NET & Java). World Wind functionalities are being 'off-loaded' to modular components, leaving the API at the core. The arhcitecture of these two refactored implementations is identical. This will allow plugins to be used interchangeably, via Python, or require only minimal customization. This refactoring exercise will also allow World Wind to be accessed via a browser. NASA World Wind optimizes ready access to NASA's scientific data for mission planning, research, science, government, academia, and education, while also readily allowing for the customization necessary to serve the needs of each.

The current estimated timeframe is 30 September 2006.

Lead NASA World Wind .NET developer: Chris Maxwell.

Lead NASA World Wind Java developer: Tom Gaskins.

See Also

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