Viz World is the broadcast industry’s de facto standard for the creation of branded maps and geographic animations. By extending Viz World to a server edition, it can provide real-time, branded map imagery to several clients embedded within Vizrt’s control applications.
Just as many other Vizrt applications, Viz World is fully template based. All pre-designed templates can be accessed through the Viz Trio character generator and Viz Content Pilot, as well as Viz Weather and Viz Artist. Online publishers can even use Viz World to create branded, animated maps for their web sites. From choosing a location to publishing a map that is consistent with channel or website branding takes a journalist less than a minute and doesn't require any exceptional software skills.
Viz World is both a map creation tool and a map server platform.
The Viz World Client enables producers, journalists and operators to open map control objects within graphic templates, for example, from within Viz Content Pilot, Viz Trio or Viz Weather.
By editing the map elements, users can change map locations, add animated 3D objects and animated labels; show street information, display on-demand satellite images of chosen locations, create geographical locators, and design fully animated 3D maps.
Any of the following options can be added to Viz World to expand its map-making capabilities, both for broadcast use as well as online publication.
Based on satellite imagery from Planet Observer, the Natural Earth Coloring option can add detailed imagery to your maps, down to a 15m resolution.
Fully textured genuine relief models can be created and exported at the touch of a button. The .obj files produced can be used in Viz Artist or third-party 3D modelling packages.
Add professional quality and fully-featured raster paint retouch and rotoscoping functionality.
Instantly browse, download and incorporate high-resolution satellite imagery from around the world using Digital Globe Online imagery.
Access stunning high-resolution images around the world using the new Viz World feature: DigitalGlobe Online.
DigitalGlobe Online allows Viz World users to stream in realtime or download unlimited satellite imagery directly from within Viz World when editing map templates. The satellite imagery varies in resolution from 15m to 45cm per pixel based upon the location. Downloaded imagery is geo-referenced instantly to the base map in Viz World so it becomes part of the unique style created for the map template.
The DigitalGlobe Online service is available to both users of Viz World and Viz Curious Maps.
DigitalGlobe Online has two options:
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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 and topography.
Local and highly detailed street data is available for cities and towns throughout the USA, Europe, and many other countries. All local street data is easy to use and has been designed to produce the best results when used in Viz World and Viz World Client. In Viz World specific streets and roads can automatically be named, highlighted, and paths can be animated to show routes and directions. A street data load utility allows easy access to the OpenSteetMap (OSM) data for efficient loading of the data around the world
High-resolution satellite imagery
Satellite imagery is available at a variety of resolutions, from 1km resolution for the whole world, up to an incredible 25 - 60cm for the largest cities in the USA and Europe. Viz World automatically geo-references the satellite imagery into the correct position on the map layer, so combining it with the graphical map detail is simple. Color correction can be applied to the satellite imagery, helping the user to achieve the exact style needed. Imagery can be files based or cached directly to Viz World from DigitalGlobe.
The relief data included with all licenses of Viz World is originates from the USGS (US Geological Survey) and has a 1km resolution. Higher-resolution Digital Elevation Model (DEM) data for large areas of the world’s surface is also available, including 90m data for most of the world, and 30m data for all of the USA and some European countries. This gives additional clarity and realism to the terrain, particularly if you are creating 3D maps.