NASA World Wind 1.4

World Wind, an open source 3D interactive world viewer, was created by NASA's Learning Technologies project, and released in mid-2004. It is now developed by NASA staff and open source community developers. World Wind allows any user to zoom from outer space into any place on Earth. World Wind uses satellite imagery and elevation data to allow users to experience Earth terrain in visually rich 3D, just as if they were really there. Virtually visit anyplace in the world. Look across the Andes, into the Grand Canyon, over the Alps or along the African Sahara.


  • Plugin: Movie Recorder removed
  • Plugin: KML importer updated
  • Plugin: Place Finder Loader (Supports more geocoders)
  • Plugin: New WMS importer with GetCapabilities support
  • Plugin: Atmospheric halo replaced with sky gradient
  • Plugin: Waving Flags (3D version of the flags of the world add-on)
  • Plugin: GPS Tracker added
  • Plugin: Anagglyph 3D added (true 3D using Red/Blue glasses)
  • Data: New NRL data
  • Data: Boundaries served by WMS
  • Data: WFS placenames
  • Core: Added what's new in 1.4 page to configuration wizard
  • Core: New accurate sunshading
  • Core: Support for 3D models
  • Core: Atmosphere (Improved with atmospheric scattering)
  • Core: Added widget support
  • Core: Internal HTML Browser
  • Core: Camera shakes/jitters/jumps fixed
  • Widget: New scalebar
  • Widget: Time controller
  • Widget: 3D compass widget
  • Installer: Removed background
  • Installer: Mars, Moon, SDSS icons removed
  • Installer: .Net 2.0 check
  • Installer: Added command line tags NODOTNET, /NODX, /NOMDX) to skip detection of .NET, DirectX 9.0c, and Managed DirectX, to skip checks respectively
Download: NASA World Wind 1.4 (Freeware)
View: What's New
Link: Home Page | Forum Discussion (Thanks CoolCatBad)
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