US: GameSim has announced its Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).
According to a spokesperson from the company, GameSim introduced software product, Conform, which generates a 3D representation of an environment from GIS data (vectors, elevation, and imagery) in near real-time. The integrated scene can be viewed in both 2D and 3D, or exported, into other run-time formats. The company is planning to modernise their process of fusing together a single 3D environment by supporting additional data products (LiDAR, OTW video, and thermal video), to create a more accurate and rich 3D environment, while still maintaining near real-time performance. Access to NGA through CRADA will provide GameSim with proper standards and data validated by NGA. In addition, GameSim and NGA will research the creation of a low bandwidth, browser-based visualisation of that fused environment.