52°North partners are in the process of establishing a new community - the 3D Community! This community will focus on creating applications and services which visualize 3 dimensional geo-objects using the software framework Triturus (pronounced "tritoorus").
The community's vision is to establish a creative surrounding, which allows efficient and sustainable development of innovative software solutions in the context of 3d modeling and 3d geovisualization.
The scope of Triturus may be terrain modeling, landscape planning, civil engineering or sensor web – just to mention some examples. Any other field dealing with geo-information visualized using three geometrical coordinate-axes (x, y, and z) is within the project's scope.
Development goals are:
Characteristics of the framework:
A White paper is available which explains the basic concepts underlying the framework, as well as the underlying design philosophy. Moreover, it describes the first applications built on top of the framework.
Check out the 3D Wiki pages for more information.