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Date: 2005-05-17 (10:49)
From: Frédéric_Gava <gava@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Port of World wind

it is a great  project and it could also benefict of parallelism as in

Frédéric Gava

----- Original Message -----
From: "Christophe TROESTLER" <debian00@tiscali.be>
To: "O'Caml Mailing List" <caml-list@inria.fr>
Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2005 12:06 PM
Subject: [Caml-list] Port of World wind

> Hi,
> Maybe some of you know the World Wind (WW) project:
>   http://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/
> It is really a nice application, both visually and from an educational
> perspective.  However, it has been written in c# and DirectX, so is
> not available on Unix or MacOSX.  Some port discussions have been
> taking place, but so far nothing concrete has seen the light.  So, if
> some people on this list are in search of a great projet, I think that
> would fit and would also help popularizing OCaml!  The project is also
> technically interesting as it mixes OpenGL, XML, networks,...
> The usual "help" links given are:
>   http://www.worldwindcentral.com/wiki/Main_Page
>   http://issues.worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/secure/Dashboard.jspa
>   http://www.worldwindcentral.com/wiki/Mac_and_Linux_Port_Collaboration
>   http://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=69528
> However, there is not much of a "where to start" on these pages.  My
> opinion is that the first step is to build a library to use Web Map
> Services (WMS).  The specs are available at
>   http://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=5316
> Some useful links:
>   http://www.opengeospatial.org/specs/
>   http://www.intl-interfaces.com/cookbook/WMS/
>   http://www.digitalearth.gov/
>   http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/BlueMarble/
>   http://www.globe.gov/globe_flash.html
> Such a library would already allow many educational tools in addition
> to WW.
> Personally, I really do not have the time to develop such a library
> (unless I succeed to get some students involved) but I'd be very much
> interestd in using it!
> Regards,
> ChriS
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