Viz World is the broadcast industry standard for the creation of branded maps and geographic animations. Viz World is available in a server/client workflow or the standalone version: Viz World Classic.

Key features

  • Real-time 3D animated maps
  • Template-based workflow
  • Interactive maps
  • Client, server and standalone configurations
  • Street data and live traffic
  • Global map database
  • Multi-language support
  • 3D terrain and elevation
  • 3D cities
  • 3D model export
  • Integrated satellite imagery
  • Third-party data supported
  • KML, KMZ and .shp import

Working with templates

Viz World enables producers, journalists and operators to include maps and geographical information in any graphic template. Viz World integrates with a wide range of Vizrt products such as Viz Pilot, Viz Trio, and Viz Weather. By editing the map elements, users can automatically change map locations, add animated 3D objects and animated labels, show street and traffic information, display on-demand satellite images of chosen locations, create geographical locators, and design fully animated real-time 3D branded maps.

Comprehensive data options

Viz World includes a comprehensive database of political boundaries, coastlines, rivers, major roads, named places, and relief topography covering the entire world. In addition, you can use optional data for streets, satellite imagery, topography, and more. Further enhancements are possible when including live geo-referenced feeds for traffic, elections and weather.

  • Satellite imagery - Satellite imagery is available at a variety of resolutions. Vizrt partner DigitalGlobe Inc. provides imagery through the DigitalGlobe Online service, allowing Viz World users to download unlimited satellite imagery directly from within Viz World when editing map templates. Sign up for FirstLook notifications.
  • Street Data - Local and highly detailed street data is available for countries and cities globally. Data is searchable by street name, address, point of interest or intersection. A street data load utility allows easy access to OpenSteetMap (OSM) data for efficient loading.
  • Traffic data - Live traffic from leading providers is integrated in Viz World to give traffic flow information, incidents and other location-based feed information. 
  • Relief topography - The relief data included with Viz World originates from the USGS (US Geological Survey) and has a 1km resolution. Higher resolution Digital Elevation Model (DEM) data is also available for large areas, including 90m data for most of the world, and 30m data for all of the USA and some European countries.
  • KML/KMZ data - Import custom vector data in .kml and .kmz formats from a variety of open source vendors or create your own. The option allows broadcasters to use custom data that is specific for their regional needs. 
  • .SHP - Import standard .shp files for custom graphics information, including government utilities and voting districts.

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