NASA Uses Isilon IQ to Advance Visual Imaging of Earth

Following up on my previous posts about i-cubed imagery in World Wind here is a press release from Isilon Systems.

SEATTLE, WA – MARCH 20, 2007 – Isilon® Systems (Nasdaq: ISLN), the leader in clustered storage, today announced that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is using Isilon IQ clustered storage to power World Wind, an open source, virtual globe enabling online users to explore the Earth and its terrain through visually rich, high resolution 3D imagery. With Isilon IQ, NASA World Wind consolidated its massive collection of Landsat 7 satellite images into one, single global namespace, simplifying its workflow and enabling immediate, 24×7 access for fast, online delivery. Additionally, Isilon clustered storage provided i-cubed’s advanced geoprocessing applications with the high concurrent throughput necessary to transform NASA’s raw Landsat 7 spectral data into groundbreaking, high resolution visuals of Earth, and then provide this processed imagery to NASA World Wind for online delivery.

Full press release.

Screenshots –


Grand Canyon


Las Vegas


Himalayas


Mt.St.Helens

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