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The 52°North IT-Team.


The 52N terrainServer provides Web-based service implementations to query terrain information as well as 3-D scenes.

Basic functionality

  • HTTP Get service to query elevation values for a specified position (x, y)
  • Service to derive cross-section data from elevation grid models
  • Prototype Web 3D Scene Service (W3DS) for terrain surfaces
  • Prototype Web Terrain Service (WTS) implementation to generate perspective map views

How can I get the application?

You can check out the source code (Java and JavaServer Pages) from this 52°North Subversion Repository:

An anonymous check-out is supported! (Note that a 52°North account is required if you want to contribute code.)


More documentation will follow soon.

Service Specifications

The 52N terrainServer's request parameters are described here:

Note that the service URLs given in the documentation are no longer available. (Please request the 52°North 3d team if you are interested in a productive service URL.)

We will provide updated specifications as well as English translations soon.

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Topic revision: r4 - 2015-08-20 - 09:50:14 - AnnHitchcock

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