Road Map

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This Road Map should give an indication of the near future of the NASA World Wind project. NASA World Wind provides standardized access to public domain scientific data. This data is useful for NASA mission planning, scientific research, government activities, education, and public interest, while also readily allowing for the customization necessary to serve varying needs.


Next Release

Current releases


  • .Net 1.1
  • The development of this branch has been stopped.


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.

World Wind Java

  • NASA is refactoring the implementation of World Wind to a multiplatform API-centric architecture in Java + OpenGL. World Wind functionalities are being 'off-loaded' to modular components, leaving the API at the core. The intent is to allow plugins to be used as interchangeably as possible, i.e. via Python. This refactoring exercise will also allow World Wind to be accessed via a browser.
  • The current estimated timeframe for public beta release is April 2007.
  • Lead NASA World Wind Java developer: Tom Gaskins

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