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* Bounding Box bug fixed * Bounding Box bug fixed
* "Measure tool" (Ctrl-M) * "Measure tool" (Ctrl-M)
 +* Minimum/maximum display altitude for TerrainPath layers.

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NASA World Wind 1.3.1
Release Notes


* Windows 95, 98, 98SE, ME, 2000, or XP
* 3D graphics card (
* Internet connection
* DirectX 9.0c and Managed DirectX 9.0c
* .NET Framework 1.1 runtime libraries

Minimum configuration

With the minimum configuration, performance and functionality may be less than expected.

* 700 MHz or higher CPU
* 128 MB RAM
* 1 GB disk space (World Wind's cache size is 2 GB by default; you must reduce the size of your cache)

Recommended configuration

* 1.4 GHz or higher CPU
* 256 MB of RAM
* DSL/cable connection or faster
* 3 GB of disk space


* Optimized Downloading
* Bounding Box bug fixed
* "Measure tool" (Ctrl-M)
* Minimum/maximum display altitude for TerrainPath layers.


* "Extract: error writing to file _______" while running installer.  If you get this please contact Llynix.  The new installer has code to detect these problems and your assistance catching this bug is greatly appreciated.
* Windows 95/98/ME compatibility requires additional feedback, please post complaints and compliments to our forums:
* If you received some messages in English or all messages in English even though you picked another language please see and click edit.


Some add-ons are included with this patch of World Wind.  There are other great add-ons available.  If your add-on isn't included, contact Llynix and we'll see about getting it in a future version.  Thanks to all the developers who made these.

NASA-created add-ons

Lewis and Clark
Created by Randy Kim

Astrobiology Field Guide
Created by Randy Kim

Landmark Catalog
Created by ShockFire, Camille Boykins, Ratna Rao, Fred Liao and David Goldfarb
More information:

Flags of the World
Created by Randy Kim

Community contributed add-ons

Appalachian Trail
Created by Engmike
More information:

Community OnEarth Landsat7 Mirror
OnEarth imagery courtesy: Lucian Plesea, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Community server developer & administrator: Adam Nowacki
More information:

Norway's Prehistoric Hillforts
Created by Thomas Risan
More information:

Norwegian County Municipalities
Created by Thomas Risan

Tsunami Marker
This marker shows the location of the recent Tsunami and links to the related Wikipedia page.

The Voyage of Ottar
Created by Thomas Risan
More information:


1.2e (January 26, 2005)

* Added smooth zooming with mouse wheel.
* Added full-screen mode (Alt+Enter).
* Added "always on top" mode.
* Five add-ons created or co-created by World Wind community members--Appalachian Trail, Landmark Catalog, Norway's Prehistoric Hillforts, Tsunami Marker, and the Voyage of Ottar--are now included in the installation.
* An "Add-ons" button was added to the toolbar.
* Added "Useful Sites" menu.
* Fixed display of terrain elevation for certain locales.
* Fixed number conversion problems in Rapid Fire Modis for certain locales.
* TerrainTile files are automagically moved to the correct folder.
* Reduced number of decimals in the CoordsToClipboard function (from 9 to 5).
* Fixed GLOBE "Connection Error."
* Fixed parsing error in MODIS.
* Fixed "Copy coordinates to clipboard" giving an error.
* Fixed Pearl River display in Animated Earth.
* Changed 'Animated Earth' to 'NASA SVS'.
* A User-Agent header was added to tile requests.
* Performance enhancements, error handling enhancements, and code cleanup.
* The installer was refined, slimmed down, and converted to Nullsoft Install System.

1.3 (March 2, 2005)

* Significant user interface improvements, including tile download indicator
* New NLT Landsat7 dataset
* New NLT elevation dataset
* New community Landsat7 mirror dataset from
* Camera: added planet gravity, camera banking, field-of-view, and axis lock options.  Planet gravity is on by default
* Place finder: fast search with index generator, columns, favorites, history, GPX coordinate import/export
* Scripting capability added, based on 1.0 specification (Tom Gaskins, NASA:
* Now interprets new worldwind://wmsimage= URI format
* Provincial borders added for Canada, municipal borders added for Norway and Sweden
* Installer: optimized, correctly checks for .NET 1.1, doesn't run multiple instances, has several translations.  Rapid Fire MODIS base dataset included in install
* SVS now compatible with new server data format
* New "Flags of the World" and "County Municipalities in Norway" add-ons


This installer was compiled and maintained by Llynix ( with help from Chris Maxwell, Nowak, the #worldwind groupies and the wonderful users from the NSIS forums.  If this installer has any problems, please email me.


World Wind is licensed under the NASA Open Source Agreement. You may use, reproduce, distribute, modify, and redistribute World Wind subject to the terms of the Agreement.  For details, see the "license.txt" file that came with your copy of the software or visit


Copyright � 2004-2005 United States Government as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. All Rights Reserved.

Copyright � 2004-2005 Contributors. All Rights Reserved.
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