Pentagon Has a 3-D View to a Kill

November 1, 2001 | Source: Wired News

The Pentagon is assembling aerial imaging, geologic, terrain, and intelligence data into a 3-D scene that lets military planners and pilots preview missions, navigating the virtual scene from ground level to 40,000 feet at speeds up to 1,400 miles per hour.

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<p>3-D wire frame models of the San Diego airport can be rendered from satellite images.

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3-D wire frame models of the San Diego airport can be rendered from satellite images.

Other software renders 3-D images of cityscapes that allow law enforcement agents to move around in the virtual cities and determine line-of-sight and distances between two points, which can prove useful in placing snipers or finding safe parade and convoy routes.