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WCS/VNS import/export plug-in for LevellerDesigned to be used in conjunction with the Daylon Leveller software for Windows ($149). The WCS/VNS plugin (no additional charge) for Leveller makes editing terrain (or creating totally custom DEMs) fast, easy and fun. (WCS 6 and VNS 2 include a DEM Paint tool for doing similar editing, but Leveller offers more tools and features as a stand-alone program.)
3D Cafe Free 3D ObjectsFree 3D Objects.
3Dize Free 3D Object linksFree 3D objects.
Antarctic DEM DataRadarsat Antarctic Mapping Project Digital Elevation Model Version 2
Australia and Africa DEMsThe Australian Digital Elevation Model (DEM) has been developed using the CRES package ANUDEM. It is available at a continental scale at two spatial resolutions - 1/20th degree and 1/40th degree. The DEM is also available at a finer resolution (1/60th degree or 1 minute) for individual states. Also, a topographic and climate database for Africa has been developed by the Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies (CRES).
Bishop Digital Image Foliage Collections3D Artists, Grapic Designers, Architects and Landscape Architects, we're your source for high quality pre-masked images. The images can be used as texture maps or composite images. Our images are saved as .PSD files (Adobe Photoshop). The object layer floats above the background making for fast halo-free final output.

Please take a moment to browse through our image galleries to see how our photos can save hours of masking time and provide additional realism to your next computer model or presentation.

Our image collections available on CD or DVD. Individual volumes (20 images) sold on CD's for $49 each.

  • Evergreen Trees Vol 1
  • Flower Elements Vol 1
  • Flowers Vol 1
  • Shrubs Vol 1
  • Shrubs Vol 2
Or purchase all five volumes in DVD Collection One (a $245 value) for $99

Canada3DDigital Elevation Model of Canada (CTI)
DFD (German / European) Data Product GuideThe user interface Earth Observation on the WEB provides access to the earth observation data available at the DFD. You can search for data, view browse images, order data and retrieve data on-line.
Dwayne Jensen's Free WCS/VNS Tree Foliage ImagesDwayne Jensen, a talented early WCS artist, has made available several of his free tree/foliage images for anyone to use. Thanks Dwayne!
Free Canadian DEMs and other GIS dataGeoBase is a federal, provincial and territorial government initiative that is overseen by the Canadian Council on Geomatics (CCOG). It is undertaken to ensure the provision of, and access to, a common, up-to-date and maintained base of quality geospatial data for all of Canada. Through the GeoBase portal, users with an interest in the field of geomatics have access to quality geospatial information at no cost and with unrestricted use.

GeoBase responds to Canadians' requests for access to data at no cost to users. It is built on partnerships and innovative technology. By working together, multiple levels of government are increasing their efficiency in collecting and maintaining geospatial data. This also reduces duplication of efforts among agencies.

By creating the GeoBase portal, the partners are also improving Canadians' access to:
* Administrative Boundaries
* Canadian Digital Elevation Data (CDED)
* Canadian Geodetic Network
* Geographical Names of Canada (toponymy)
* Landsat-7 Orthoimage
* National Road Network (NRN)

GLCF - Landcover.orgUniversity of Maryland Global Land Cover Facility, source of free global Landsat, MODIS and Aster imagery, and SRTM DEMs. 13 Terabytes online! All free!
I-CubedProvides all major satellite imagery and all forms of data resources (DEM, DLG, DRG, DOQ, etc.).
Lake Tahoe Data ClearinghouseA gateway to information and data pertaining to Lake Tahoe.
Landsat.comLandsat.com is your discount aerial photography and satellite imagery source. We sell 1 foot orthoimagery for as low as $20 and LANDSAT satellite imagery for $10 - $20.
Montana NRISMontana Geographic Information Clearinghouse
Nasa Planetary Image MapsTexture images usable for recreating other planets.
National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC)NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) provides scientific stewardship, products, and services for geophysical data from the Sun to the Earth and Earth's sea floor and solid earth environment, including Earth observations from space.
Realworld ImageryTexture maps of plants and people for 2D/3D graphics and design visualization.
San Francisco Regional Bay Area Database (BARD)BARD's goal is to make it convenient for you to acquire USGS Digital Data for the San Francisco Bay Area.
USDA LighthouseThe Geospatial Data Gateway or Geo-Data Gateway provides easy and consistent access to natural resource data. You can search for available data by geographic area such as county or state, use our point and click map tool to find your area of interest; using a gazetteer, or by entering latitude and longitude coordinates. You can also search for data by theme, such as digital ortho imagery, digital elevation models (DEMs), or soils. You can then view a thumbnail, or sample of the data you've chosen to know if you want a copy of the data. If you do, you can either download the data directly onto your machine, pick it up via our ftp site, or order it on media such as CD. Data types: TIGER, hydrography, DRGs, DEMs, blanaced DOQ mosaics, soils, precipitation. All free for download!
USGS GNISUSGS based site, this takes you to a query form for locating named locations in the United States and its territories.
USGS quad MapfinderFree USGS Quad Locator Online
USGS SDDSThe source for virtually all free USGS terrain, imagery and other GIS data. Map browser, download, very quick and easy.
Washington State Geospatial Data ArchiveGeospatial Data available from the UW Map Collection
Wisconsin DNR/UW Free Forestry Tree/Foliage ImagesMany tree images are provided, as well as other forest images such as snags and stumps. Also, several example ecosystem images are provided to show what can be acomplished using World Construction Set and the images found on this site. If you use the images from the tree and ecosystem libraries, please cite as: Stoltman, A. M., V. C. Radeloff and D. J. Mladenoff. 107. Tree image library and forest ecosystem library. http://www.silvis.forest.wisc.edu/visualization/visualization.asp last accessed: 1/3/2007 We would appreciate also if you could acknowledge both the Department of Forest Ecology and Managment, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for providing the data. Species include: White Ash, Bigtooth Aspen, Quaking Aspen, Basswood, White Birch, Yellow Birch, Black Cherry, Shagbark Hickory, Red Maple, Sugar Maple, Black Oak, Bur Oak, Northern Pin Oak, Red Oak, White Oak, Black Walnut, Balsam Fir, Northern White Cedar, Eastern Red Cedar, Eastern Hemlock, Jack Pine, Red Pine, White Pine, White Spruce, Black Spruce
Wisconsin GIS Resources PageWisconsin DNR GIS Resources
WorldWind Data Sources IndexThis is a data sources catalog created for another 3D terrain software package. It is an excellent place to look for obscure regional data sources.
Wyoming GIS Resources PageWyoming GIS Resources Page


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