MetaVR Europe Terrain
MetaVR™ has built 1,509 geocells of 3D terrain covering the continent of Europe, in its round-earth geocentric Metadesic™ format.
This terrain was built with MetaVR’s Terrain Tools for Esri® ArcGIS® from 15 meters-per-pixel (mpp) NaturalVue imagery of the European continent. In addition, the 3D terrain includes 0.60 mpp high-resolution natural color insets of many European capital cities and other cities of interest. Terrain elevation information was based on 3-arcsecond DTED level 1 and void-filled Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) data and subsampled to achieve a nominal 50 meter post spacing.
Residing in a geocentric coordinate system, these MetaVR Metadesic (round-earth) terrain tiles are suitable for real-time visualization in MetaVR’s Virtual Reality Scene Generator (VRSG) in applications such as simulation, and synthetic vision such as glass-cockpit displays, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) applications, close-air-support (CAS) exercises, and fixed-wing cockpit simulation.
Included with the terrain of the Ukraine is a high-resolution, geotypical urban MOUT site situated in the city area of Kharkiv. This detailed model of five unique city blocks, built by EdgedSign, is comprised of over 40 buildings in different configurations conducive to urban combat training. Detailed multi-level interiors of residential and office buildings, such as walls, hallways, stairwells, windows, doorways, and attics, enable trainees to reproduce natural firing positions within training exercises. The virtual MOUT model also makes extensive use of street elements such as fences, street lights, utility poles and cables, and street and park furniture.
The following symbolic representation shows the geographic coverage of the terrain tiles of Europe. This terrain tile coverage map was generated with MetaVR's Model Viewer.
The green areas indicate use of 15 mpp imagery and the red areas are the high-resolution insets.
Below are specifications for MetaVR's Europe terrain dataset in round-earth Metadesic format (MDS).
MetaVR's Europe 3D terrain is delivered on an external hard drive. The terrain is provided in MetaVR's round-earth Metadesic terrain format and will only run with a valid VRSG version 6 software license with valid software maintenance through June 30, 2016. A fee covers processing large quantities of data into Metadesic format and hard drive distribution media.
MetaVR's Europe 3D terrain is available for purchase to MetaVR customers who are US Government agencies or contractors (for official use only). Customers can duplicate the data at their discretion as long as the data is used in conjunction with a valid VRSG license.