German Design Firm Claims Willful Patent Infringement Over Google Earth
Terravision is a networked virtual representation of the earth based on satellite images, aerial shots, and altitude and architectural data. It provides an environment to organize and access information spatially. Users of Terravision can navigate seamlessly from overviews of the earth to extremely detailed objects and buildings. In addition to photorealistic representations of the earth, Terravision displays a variety of data, including historical shots and architectural data, which allow users to navigate not only spatially but through time. All data are distributed and networked and are streamed into the system per the user’s needs. Terravision was the first system to provide a seamless navigation and visualization in a massively large spatial data environment.