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MAK Earth

Whole-Earth Procedural Terrain

The technology within MAK products that enables a one world terrain solution for modeling & simulation applications 

MAK Earth Configurations

Configurations of MAK Earth specify the details of how the whole-earth model is generated and which geographic source data is included to meet specific training and experimentation objectives.

MAK Earth Applications

MAK Earth enabled software, including VR-Engage, VR-Forces, and VR-Vantage, use this configuration information, in run-time, to deterministically generate the portion of the MAK Earth model that is needed by the simulation or visualization application. Distributed applications will each generate only the portions of the MAK Earth model they need to achieve a correlated “fair-fight”.

MAK Earth Data

MAK Earth is driven by GIS data - loaded directly or streamed from a server; Native support for CDB databases through run-time publishing; Cut-in high-resolution site models.

The data package included with VR-Engage, VR-Forces, and VR-Vantage contains MAK Earth assets used as the building blocks for the generation of MAK Earth terrains:

  • 3D feature models
  • Geo-typical textures used in the procedural creation of features and detail texture
  • Geospecific site models referenced by some of the included MAK Earth configurations
  • MAK Earth Configuration files to use as examples of how to create your own MAK Earth  

VR-TheWorld Server

The streaming terrain data server for MAK Earth applications. Many of the configurations delivered with the MAK data package, reference geographic data hosted on MAK's VR-TheWorld online server. Use of the online server is free for those who have access to the internet. VR-TheWorld Server is recommended to host geographic data on-premises, within the user's private networks. 

Make MAK Earth Your Own

Users can customize and enhance MAK Earth terrain with geographic data from their local disk storage or by loading data onto a VR-TheWorld Server connected to their simulation network. Users can also enhance MAK Earth terrain with geo-typical feature models and geo-specific site models made with a variety of COTS terrain and 3D modeling tools.