The NASA WorldWind Javascript SDK (WebWW) includes the library and examples for creating geo-browser web applications and for embedding a 3D globe in HTML5 web pages.

README.md

Web WorldWind

Build Status

3D virtual globe API in JavaScript for the web, developed by NASA. The European Space Agency has provided valuable contributions to this platform since 2015. Web WorldWind provides a geographic context, complete with terrain, and a collection for shapes for displaying and interacting with geographic or geo-located information in 3D and 2D in any modern web browser. High-resolution terrain and imagery is retrieved from remote servers automatically as needed, while enabling developers to include their own custom terrain and imagery.

  • worldwind.arc.nasa.gov has setup instructions, developers guides, API documentation and more
  • Forum provides help from the WorldWind community
  • WebStorm is used by the NASA WorldWind development team

Get Started

The Web WorldWind Developer's Guide has a complete description of Web WorldWind's functionality. You'll also find there links to many Web WorldWind resources, including a user guide. The latest Web WorldWind release provides many simple examples showing how to use all of Web WorldWind's functionality.

Building

Install NodeJS. The build is known to work with v6.9.2 (LTS).

  • npm install downloads WorldWind's dependencies

  • npm run build builds everything

  • npm run doc generates the WorldWind API documentation

  • npm run test runs WorldWind's unit tests

  • npm run test:watch automatically runs WorldWind's unit tests when source code changes

License

Copyright 2003-2006, 2009, 2017, United States Government, as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. All rights reserved.

The NASAWorldWind/WebWorldWind platform is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.