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52°North TerrainTools

README file for the [52°North TerrainTools library][1]

52°North TerrainTools supports the development of interactive Web based virtual terrain scenes.

TerrainTools makes use of the existing 52°North Triturus module and shall offer various tools for interactive terrain model display and analysis. TerrainTools will offer scene export facilities for scene descriptions as X3DOM.

The framework evolves during the Google Summer of Code 2016 program (participating organizations in this project: Bochum University of Applied Sciences and 52°North).

Basic functionality:

  • visualize virtual terrain models
  • analysis functions like flooding scenario
  • ...


  • Development platform: Java (Windows and Linux/Unix)

Development goals

The community's vision is to establish a creative surrounding, which allows efficient and intuitive terrain modeling and analysization.

Examples page:



Since this is a Maven project, the typical Maven installation tasks can be executed to build this project. To compile the TerrainTools library, please execute the following Maven task

mvn clean install

To use the TerrainTools library, just add the TerrainTools JAR file to your Java project.

Note that TerrainTools requires the 52°North Triturus library (JAR) which is already included as a dependency in the pom.xml-file.

License information

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 2.

For further information please refer to LICENSE-file

Additional documents and links

This sections lists documents that lead to a deeper understanding of the Triturus library and give additional information.


Please find information for Contributing to the project in the seperate

Support and Contact

You can get support in the community mailing list and forums:

If you encounter any issues with the software or if you would like to see certain functionality added, let us know at:

The 3D Community

52°North Inititative for Geospatial Open Source Software GmbH, Germany

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