Since 1998, TerraMetrics, Inc., has provided cost-effective satellite imagery, 3D terrain datasets and software tools to the computer visualization, simulation, mapping and animation markets. We offer TruEarth® global, natural-color satellite imagery, and provide geo-spatial tools research and development capabilities.
Our commercial, off-the-shelf TruEarth® product lines provide remarkable, natural-color Earth imagery in a range of resolutions. The first product line we introduced, TruEarth® 1km, was the first cloud-free, 1km-per-pixel imagery of its kind to incorporate actual landcover-based coloring rather than a normalized vegetation index approach.
TruEarth® 15-meter global satellite imagery is the established baseline for globally consistent, natural-color Earth imagery. TruEarth®
15-meter products meet standardized mapping accuracy requirements, operate efficiently within the server-side and rendering environments and provide strong visual appeal to the user.
A leader in developing accurate global imagery, TerraMetrics provides TruEarth® image data products and 3D terrain-rendering technologies to a broad customer base including U.S. Department of Defense agencies, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), major
web mapping applications, U.S. and international television news outlets, feature film productions, international governments and computer graphics animators.
As a NASA and DoD contractor, TerraMetrics has developed flight-based, 3D terrain storage and rendering technologies. Our TerraBlocks™ technology establishes a new standard for mission-critical, embedded 3D terrain-rendering applications that support aircraft primary flight display requirements. This innovative approach provides unprecedented high-precision terrain rendering along with a consistent frame rate and lightweight platform requirements.
TerraMetrics produces TruEarth® satellite imagery and terrain products using in-house-developed and third-party software tools. As a result, we have developed many proprietary terrain and image processing tools and techniques. We intimately understand terrain processing and rendering techniques and strategies, and have received worldwide recognition from our customers for providing high-quality products and exceptional support. Our staff has extensive background in the methods and algorithms of digital image processing; mapping and geographical data handling; and 3D computer graphics.
is located in Littleton, Colorado, USA, right up against the Rocky
Mountain front range. Our physical location on the
Earth's surface is:
location is shown below on the global TruEarth®
15-meter imagery at both wide-area and close-in levels of detail:
level of detail
15-meter/pixel level of detail