Satellite Images, GeoSpatial Data, Earth Views

3D Simulation Worlds

3D Simulation Worlds

Satellite images have gained popularity in the video game industry and continue to grow. With the availability of high-resolution stereo satellite imagery.

GeoEye-1 satellite imagery has been used to map the ground of Ubisoft’s air-combat title Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2 for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Windows PC, and the Wii system from Nintendo.

The high-resolution satellite imagery is taken from the GeoEye-1 satellite sensor from 423 miles from Earth with diverse vistas, including mountains, deserts, mountainous coastal regions, and some well-known cities, like Cape Town, South Africa allows piloting the planes with a very realistic experience.

Satellite imagery such as GeoEye-1 (0.5m) and IKONOS (0.8m) gamers can experience video games in a realistic 3D simulated world such as Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. and H.A.W.X. 2.

Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2 with realistic Earth imagery

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(Image from Xbox 360 version)