16.03.15 - Eternix Ltd., leading provider of next-generation software for GIS visualization and editing in 3D, announces the addition of a new 30-meter global digital-terrain web layer to Blaze Terra’s collection of instantly accessible web layers, available as of version 4.1 of the software.
The new web layer, derived from NASA’s Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), depicts nearly the entire surface of the earth in 3D with impressive 30-meter posting and comes to improve SRTM’s previous terrain data with merely 90-meter posting.
The combination of high quality earth-encompassing DEM and Blaze Terra’s advanced 3D capabilities enables Blaze Terra users to perform precise terrain analysis at indiscriminate locations. Blaze Terra’s unique 3D algorithms and sophisticated GPU utilization allow users to further drape any complementary data, such as raster, vector, shape, video, WAMI or point cloud files on top of the terrain web layer, thus creating a rich and multifaceted 3D environment at the click of a button.
Given the layer’s weight of few hundred gigabytes, the comfort and speed characterizing Blaze Terra’s overall approach to managing large datasets constitutes a key advantage. Instant cloud access and immediate presentation of the data saves the user time and effort otherwise linked to opening large files remotely.
“The improvement from 90-meter to 30-meter posting gives users about ten times more information than previously available. But the best information isn’t so useful without a tool that can access and present it in a way that’s ready to use”, says Yoav Zobel, VP Software Development at Eternix. “It is our job to ensure our customers can enjoy all the newest data out there, whether that’s extremely large or extremely dense elevation and surface models.” He adds.
Eternix Ltd. is a leading software company, developing high-performance visualization products. The company’s products are oriented towards the advanced geo-spatial user, enabling to process, re-project and manipulate files of virtually any size and format, in real-time and without pre-processing. The Blaze family of products includes several applications as well as complementary extensions, delivering outstanding performance and unparalleled user experience.