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WorldWind Android

NASA Renews Commitment to WorldWind

WorldWind has received renewed commitment from NASA for continued development and support. NASA will continue to release updates to the WorldWind SDKs, and will continue to make the WorldWind Servers accessible for all Users. We plan to make an announcement soon regarding a path forward for improved support of the WorldWind User & Developer communities.

If you have questions and/or concerns, please feel free to email at:

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3D virtual globe API for Android, developed by NASA. Provides a geographic context with high-resolution terrain, for visualizing geographic or geo-located information in 3D and 2D. Developers can customize the globe's terrain and imagery. Provides a collection of shapes for displaying and interacting with geographic data and representing a range of geometric objects.


Download the latest release or grab via Gradle:

compile ''


Get development build snapshots with the latest features and bug fixes from

repositories {
    maven {
        url ''


compile ''

Releases and Roadmap

Official WorldWind Android releases have the latest stable features, enhancements and bug fixes ready for production use.

  • GitHub Releases documents official releases
  • GitHub Milestones documents upcoming releases and the development roadmap
  • Bintray contains official release binaries and Maven artifacts
  • Travis CI provides continuous integration and release automation



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as represented by the Administrator of the
National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
All Rights Reserved.


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distributes, modifies or redistributes the subject software, as defined herein, or any
part thereof, is, by that action, accepting in full the responsibilities and obligations
contained in this agreement.

Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Government Agency Original Software Designation: ARC-15166-1
Government Agency Original Software Title: NASA WorldWind
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The WorldWind Android "Community Edition" SDK (WWA-CE) includes the library, examples and tutorials for building 3D virtual globe applications for phones and tablets.







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