Herndon, VA (August 12, 2011) – Skyline Software Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce the formal release of the newest versions of several core components of the SkylineGlobe Suite, TerraBuilder v6 and TerraGate v6. These product updates follow the recent TerraExplorer v6.0 release. The release of version v6 represents a substantial evolution of the SkylineGlobe Enterprise suite of geospatial visualization, data fusion and dissemination products.
“The TerraBuilder v6 and TerraGate v6 releases reflects Skyline’s commitment to providing our customers with the tools they need to support complex geospatial operations,” said Paul Collins, Skyline’s President and CEO. “These new releases build on the capabilities of our earlier versions and continue to expand our industry leading technologies. The version six (v6) releases are the most integrate set of geospatial tools available.”
The Skyline TerraBuilder v6.0, terrain generation product, has been dramatically improved to offer increased performance and simplified use. With the implementation of the new MPT v3.0 terrain format, data production time is been decreased significantly (from prior versions) allowing faster handling of large imagery and elevation data sets and the new architecture allows users to better utilize distributing computing capabilities to share the processing load across multiple servers and processor cores. A revised ribbon-based user interface makes using the software even more user-friendly.
Skyline has introduced a new feature to the TerraBuilder product, the TerraCatalog, to assist users managing data sources. The TerraCatalog database, to organizes and stores connections to imagery, elevations and project sources allowing users a simple way to browse, search and sort their stored data sources.
The Skyline TerraGate v6 also represents a significant advancement in development. In addition to supporting the new MPT v3.0 format and v6 TerraBuilder projects, TerraGate v6 has support for the deployment of geographically distributed TerraGate servers. Each TerraGate server can provide data for different sections of a project and manage database caches for sections handled by other TerraGate servers. This function allows users to fly though a project with different TerraGates serving different parts of the project seamlessly. This function allows enterprise level management and scalability, while providing high-level availability and bandwidth optimization.
Additionally, TerraGate v6 has added support for many new formats and data standards, including Catalog Web Service (CS-W), Transactional Web Feature Service (WFS-T) and full OGC Web Map Service (WMS) and Web Feature Service (WFS).
The SkylineGlobe Enterprise suite of applications was created to provide all of the necessary software tools for an organization to stand-up and implement their own private, 3D virtual globe application or embed 3D visualization capabilities into enterprise applications. The SkylineGlobe tools have been deployed throughout the world in a wide range of markets for diverse applications, including military and public safety command and control, urban planning, large public geo-portals and tourism and real-estate applications. The robust API and flexible architecture allow the SkylineGlobe applications to be deployed as Skyline branded applications, white-labeled or integrated into enterprise applications.
Skyline Software Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of 3D earth visualization software and services. The company offers a comprehensive platform of applications, tools and services that enable the creation and dissemination of interactive, photo-realistic 3D environments. Skyline technology works on any platform including desktops, wireless handheld devices and in-vehicle systems and over any type of network, including secure intranets, private extranets and the Internet. Skyline is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. For more information, visit http://www.skylineglobe.com.