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EOD - EarthOnDrive is a team of core software engineers spanning multiple verticals. We develop plugins, tools, and render technologies for 3D Terrain Visualizations, AutoDesk Maya and StudioMax integration, GIS, Remote Sensing, Image Processing, and lidar. Our current woftware rendering technologies such as WavGen Pro have been in the news since 1998, and we invented wavelet based rendering technologies (LOD). Proudly, we present our milestones and achievements in these inegrated industries.

WavGen Pro Licenses to NOAA
National Aeronotics and Space Administrations (NOAA) weather visualization unit are applying our high-end software SDKs and our EarthOnDrive/WavGen software to prepare unique weather visualizations and rendering them much faster than before, and at higher qualities than before. Being able to render complete satellite data mosaics over complete 16-bit height field datasets has made weeks of modelling and preparation obsolete. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the United States government agency that is responsible for the civilian space program as well as for aerona..
EarthOnDrive/WavGen Partner with Forensic Animations, FL
Forensic Animations, FL, are experts working for the government and military and are using the EarthOnDrive/WavGen software to visualize accidents and disasters for court room study. Three subsidiaries to Forensic Experts are applying our software in a variety of case studies as EarthOnDrive/WavGen-Terratracer helps to organize geodata (height field DEM data, Lidar Data, aerial photo data, satellite data, and vector data). Forensic Animations Knott is a branch of Forensic Sciences in which audio-visual recreations of incidents or accidents are created to aid investigators. Examples include ..
WavGen Pro Version 3.0 Released
EarthOnDrive/WavGen help the reknown oceanographic institute IFM Geomar in Kiel, Germany to visualize terrains and bathymetry in 4Kx4K space projected on an hemiomorphic surround screen planetarium. We are pround to have delivered the seventh planetarium a visualization 3D pipeline and are planning an immersive environment with several of these science visualization centers. One immersive environment exists at "The Farm" in Langley using our 4K-8K-16K technology. The Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences (German: Leibniz-Institut für Meereswissenschaften, IFM-GEOMAR) is a research institute ..
WavGen Pro Version 3.0 Released
EarthOnDrive/WavGen-Terratracer sealed a bid for an SBIR (Federal Government Grant) to secure runtime high resolution textures in a terrain application based on the SGi Performer Open-GL Software API-SDK. Now seamless zoom-ins on multi-screen HD 1080p monitors can be achieved using 16-bit elevation datasets (raster) and the wavelet compressed RGB-CMYK color files in 8-bit. Potential applications and CDEC contracts can now be scheduled in a variety of our verticals. The Small Business Innovation Research (or SBIR) program is a United States Government program, coordinated by the Small Busine..
Ten Years with the Tour de France
EarthOnDrive/WavGen seals its 10th year anniversary for delivering content and directly delivering software to Trimaran for the world picture of the Tour de France animations supporting over 72 international television stations with complete 2D and 3D geographic prime time coverage of the Tour de France 2007. 3D animated designs using geographical data to recreate the Tour de France routes, stages and summits, for live TV program coverage broadcasted in 80 countries around the world. Trimaran offers three activities : a 3D Studio and Visual effects for film, television and businesses, a ..
WavGen Pro Version 2.0 Released
WavGen Proudly unveils its WavGen Pro Version 2.0 technology to support OSX, all flavours of Linux, and ofcourse Windows (NT,XP,Vista). Also supported are 32bit operating systems and 64bit operating systems in predicting a successful MacInstosh-Intel duo Core and quad core hardware launch early in 2007. This is a huge software port which has cleaned up a lot of issues we were having since clients demand Linux as well as OS X. With the full support of 64bit rendering in 3D Studio Max, Maya, Softimage XSI, and full support of 100% of the third party tools and plugin technologies, and with the..
WavGen Pro Version 1.91.0 Released
EarthOnDrive/WavGen completes its game pipeline technology called EarthOnDrive/WavGenTC (EarthOnDrive/WavGen Texture Compression) by supplying a stand alone compression engine, a photoshop plugin, a batch compression utility, and its flagship product the Terramapper Pro. Game developers are now empowering our technology to scale 4K runtime texures into UV coordinates and colorMaps, reducing 4K HD game assets from 200MB down below 1MB with almost no loss in quality and realtime access. Microsoft DirectX is a collection of application programming interfaces (APIs) for handling tasks related t..
EarthOnDrive/WavGen and Screampoint Partner Up
EarthOnDrive/WavGen and Screampoint LLC (Google Earth 3D Studio Max Plugin) discuss UV Mapping and ColorMaps as a viable technology in distributing highest quality architectural visualizations. Classical game technology UV mapping techniques including color map compression might soon be used in a variety of verticals. Mr. Jansen is the Chairman and CEO of Screampoint, a Sequoia-Capital backed software technology firm providing 5D SMART™ technology solutions to cities and building owners that enable cities to better model, monitor, and manage critical city and building asset data in real-tim..
EarthOnDrive/WavGen Pand HDR Engineering Partnership in USA
HDR Engineering actring as the State transportation and urban planning together with two subcontracting firms adobt EarthOnDrive/WavGens AutoDesk (3D Studio Max and AutoDesk VIZ) 3D runtime pipeline for there planning and engineering efforts. Interchangeable 3ds files with our embedded wavelet file formats enable our clients the ability to run large scale visualizations. HDR, Inc. is an architectural, engineering, and consulting firm based in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. HDR has worked on projects in all 50 U.S. states and in 60 countries, including notable projects such as the Hoover Dam Bypass, ..
EarthOnDrive/WavGen and EarthOnDrive at the SIGGRAPH 2006
EarthOnDrive/WavGen once again will open with a booth at the SIGGRAPH 2006 in Boston MA further underlining its commitment to b come a staple software solution provider in the media and entertainment industries. By leveraging its experience in the geospatial and defense sectors and coupling this experience with the media and entertainment industry, EarthOnDrive/WavGen will continue to dominate in highest quality 3D animation of Terrain and Mapped content. SIGGRAPH (short for Special Interest Group on GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques) is the name of the annual conference on computer graph..
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Landsat 9 Missions
Development of the OLI-2 and TIRS-2 instruments is progressing, and both are on target for integration with the spacecraft in mid-2019. The instruments are rebuilds of those onboard Landsat 8; however, TIRS-2 has improved stray light performance through improved telescope baffling and improved position encoder for the scene select mechanism, both issues on the Landsat 8 TIRS instrument. The Landsat 9 ground system and Mission Operations Center (MOC) are progressing through their respective milestones.  Landsat 9 remains on schedule for a December 2020 launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base..
NAB 2018, Las Vegas
Join us with our Drone Swarm Mapping technologies at the NAB in Las Vegas this year. Drones are flying at there own Aerial Robotics and Drone Pavilion this year. Don't forget to attend a number of sessions including aerial cinematography techniques, live broadcasting and US Part 107 certification. Our attendees will get to see our new product launches including electronics for swarm mapping and our SDK's based on Positioning, Ethereum, FCL, Mavros, OctoMap, OMPL, ROS, and web3. NAB Show 2018 is home to the world’s largest collection of vendors driving the future of media and entertainment. ..
GEO Business U.K. 2018
EarthOnDrive will be presenting its latest technologies and mapping software at the GeoBusiness, U.K. on May 22-23, 2018. The GEO Business show has grown every year since its inception, and the 2018 show looks set to be the most successful show to date with more exhibition space and a brand new seminar program. The event will return to the Business Design Centre, in London, UK, May 22-23. Since its record-breaking 2017 event last year, which welcomed 2,386 geomatics and geospatial professionals from around the world (a 48 percent increase since the launch in 2014), the exhibition has expand..
WavGen Pro V3.0 Released
Developers of the first real-time ray-tracing and global illumination Texturing Solution based on wavelet theory, WavGen Pro allows computer graphics users working with Maya 2017/18 and 3D Studio Max 2017/18 3D the abilithy to model, render, and animate literally terabytes of imagery and thousands of hypershade nodes. WavGen announces new and updated plugins for Linux, OSX, and Windows,  that further integrate wavelet technologies with Autodesk’s line of 3D modeling, rendering, and runtime applications. We now have exporter plugins for work flows in gaming (Unity, Scene Graph, Unreal, Cry..
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