TerraFly Data Services

Navigate the map, doubleclick it to get local point-data, easily geo-query vast databases, with TerraFly® Web tools and products. View Imagery and Data anywhere in the United States and in much of the World. A public service of Florida International University sponsored by NSF (MII, MRI, IIS, AIR, CREST, IUCRC, et al.) and by NASA, USGS, and IBM.

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ApplicationsReal Estate:  Miami     Trends     Storm impact   Cadastre:  USA     FL   Local:  Municipalities     Beach     InternetCoast     Crime     Deeds     White pages   Hydrology:  USGS     S.FL   Radiance:  AIRS&MODIS   Retail:  Yellow pages with radius demographics   Relief:   Joplin tornado     Chile Earthquake     Ishinomaki Tsunami     Gulf Oil Spill Impact     Haiti     Data Mashup (311)   Query:     Schools     Census     Income     US towns     World   Super-resolution:  Teralta     Sweetwater   Moving Objects:     Car cameras     Ships     Airborne   AutoPilots:  Miami Port     NSF     Washington     Rio Grande     Detroit     Seattle     Star Island     FIU     Oleta Park     Vancouver Olympics     Spiral     Chicago Paths     Authoring   Historical imagery:   Miami through Time   Washington   Dubai   Vancouver   About:   ppt   IBM video   white paper   coverage   atlases  

TerraFly is a technology and tools for visualization and querying of geospatial data. The visualization component of the system provides users with the experience of virtual "flight" over maps comprised of aerial and satellite imagery overlaid with geo-referenced data. The data drilling and querying component of the system allows the users to easily explore geospatial data, to create geospatial queries, and get instant answers supported by high-performance multidimensional search mechanisms. TerraFly's server farm ingests, geo-locates, cleanses, mosaics, and cross-references 60TB of basemap data and user-specific data streams. TerraFly's Application Programming Interface allows rapid deployment of interactive Web applications and has been used to produce systems for disaster mitigation, ecology, real estate, tourism, and municipalities. TerraFly's Web-based client interface is accessible from anywhere via any standard Web browser, with no client software to install.

TerraFly tools include user-friendly geospatial querying, data drill-down, interfaces with real-time data suppliers, demographic analysis, annotation, route dissemination via autopilots, customizable applications, production of aerial atlases, and an application programming interface (API) for production of Web-based map applications.

The TerraFly project has been featured on TV news programs (including FOX TV News), worldwide press, covered by the New York Times, USA Today, NPR, and Science and Nature journals. The project's primary sponsor is the National Science Foundation (NSF). Of the 53,000 NSF-funded projects in 2009, it chose 120, including TerraFly, for the NSF annual report to Congress.

TerraFly powers searches for business intelligence neighborhood demographics, hotels, resorts, real estate, Wikipedia, physicians, clinics, hospitals.