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Object Raku Technology named recipient of technology innovation award

March 14, 2017
Object Raku Technology and partners Forsite Consultants Ltd & Silvacare Inc. to perform timber species analysis and volume prediction on test sites in British Columbia. Press release from Foresight and FPInnovations follows.

Foresight & FPInnovations award over $250,000 to accelerate innovative technologies that will support sustainable forest management & create jobs.

Today Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre and FPInnovations announced three winners of the initial stage of the FPInnovations-ARCTIC Forest Inventory Challenge. Arbonaut Oy, Lim Geomatics Inc. and Object Raku Technology Inc. were selected from a pool of global innovators and will use the funding to further develop their remote-sensing solutions to conduct fast and accurate forest inventories.

Each year in British Columbia, approximately 175,000 hectares, or less than 1% of British Columbia's forests, are harvested. Studies indicate that improving quality and frequency of data collection using next-generation remote sensing solutions can save approximately $100 million per year for the British Columbia forest sector. These solutions are expected to provide accurate information on the species, size and quality of the trees in the forests at a lower cost than currently possible. They will also positively contribute to environmental and wildfire management planning.

"The technologies developed by these companies have the potential to deliver both environmental and economic benefits", said Neil Huff, Managing Director of Foresight. "Not only will they help Canadian forestry companies reduce their environmental impact, but they will potentially create local manufacturing jobs, build capacity, and drive the need for locally sourced equipment and services."

The winners will develop their solutions over the next six months with the support of Foresight’s mentor network. Following this stage of the challenge, one company will be selected to receive additional funding and invited to field test their technology in western Canada. The winner will be announced in mid-2017.

"The forest sector is currently facing many exciting challenges that have the potential to be resolved using the right mix of technology, research and innovation," stated Pierre Lapointe, President and CEO of FPInnovations. "The FPInnovations-ARCTIC Forest Inventory Challenge demonstrates the incredible opportunities available to high-tech companies interested in working hand-in-hand with the forest sector to explore new approaches to complex issues."

The FPInnovations-ARCTIC Forest Inventory Challenge is the second in a series of challenges sponsored by the Advanced Resource Clean Technology Innovation Centre (ARCTIC), Foresight's flagship program. ARCTIC accelerates clean technology development by bringing together industry, entrepreneurs, and the public sector to find and fund solutions for resource- sector challenges in western Canada.

The ARCTIC program is a successful model for sourcing innovative solutions to real challenges in the resource sector. It is funded with support from Western Economic Diversification (WD) and the BC Innovation Council (BCIC).

About Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre

Foresight is a BC-based not-for-profit that provides early-stage innovators in cleantech, automation and advanced manufacturing with the resources, expertise, and partners they need to accelerate their growth and eventually commercialize their products. Foresight startups have gone on to create millions of dollars in investment and 100+ jobs in Canada. ARCTIC is Foresight's flagship program and brings together industry, entrepreneurs, and the public sector to find and fund cleantech solutions for resource sector challenges in western Canada. Find out more at www.foresightcac.com and follow on Twitter @ForesightCAC.

About FPInnovations

FPInnovations is a not-for-profit world leader that specializes in the creation of scientific solutions in support of the Canadian forest sector's global competitiveness and responds to the priority needs of its industry members and government partners. It is ideally positioned to perform research, innovate, and deliver state-of-the-art solutions for every area of the sector's value chain, from forest operations to consumer and industrial products. FPInnovations' staff numbers more than 525. Its R&D laboratories are located in Québec City, Montréal, and Vancouver, and it has technology transfer offices across Canada. For more information about FPInnovations, visit: www.fpinnovations.ca.

Object Raku reaches TSI licensing agreement with Forsite Consultants

June 2016
Object Raku Technology and Forsite Consultants are pleased to announce a strategic partnership to deliver individual tree inventory solutions to our clients. Forsite has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Object Raku for their Timber Species Identifier (TSI) system of software components for Western Canada. The system allows specific log product volumes to be calculated directly from LiDAR data that is used to determine the location, species, height, and DBH of individual trees. This type of operational inventory data will allow forest companies to further realize return on investment (ROI) from LiDAR acquisitions through efficient targeting of specific log products - while trees on the stump over large geographic areas.

"We are very pleased to align ourselves with Forsite," said Mike Parlow, Managing Director of Object Raku. "Forsite's technical expertise and industry knowledge add tremendous value to the products produced with TSI, and allow results to be more readily integrated into clients' inventory and operational business models."

"Object Raku brings unique and innovative approaches to the individual tree inventory process that fit with our vision of next generation forest inventories," reports Cam Brown, Manager of Forsite's Resource Management and Technology business unit. "Forsite looks forward to working with Object Raku to deliver operational forest inventory products that better allow our clients get the right log, to the right mill, at the right price."

Object Raku research agreement with Simon Fraser University renewed

January 2015
Object Raku Technology is pleased to announce the renewal for 2015 of its research agreement with the Computing Science department at Simon Fraser University. Object Raku's partnership with Dr. Zhang and his team in the GrUVI Lab continues to generate solid results in the areas of geometric modeling and point cloud analysis.

Timber Species Interpreter beta released

January 2014
Object Raku Technology is proud to announce the beta release of it's new forestry remote sensing application, Timber Species Identifier (TSI). TSI is the result of an intense two year collaborative effort between Object Raku and key forestry partners. In short, the software enables the identification of timber species from LiDAR data. Guided by its forestry partners, the Object Raku team built TSI's systems upon the foundation of its deep feature extraction and remote sensing analysis experience.

Object Raku research agreement with Simon Fraser University renewed

January 2014
Object Raku Technology is pleased to announce the renewal for 2014 of its research agreement with the Computing Science department at Simon Fraser University. Object Raku's partnership with Dr. Zhang and his team in the GrUVI Lab continues to generate solid results in the areas of geometric modeling and point cloud analysis.

Sextant Workshops for first half of 2014 announced

January 2014
Register now for the next round of Sextant Workshops. 2-day and 3-day workshops allow users from different organizations to learn together in a casual & focused environment. Agendas are structured to the needs of the participants. Past workshops have typically focused on applied Sextant fundamentals or project building. Workshops are an excellent and cost-effective way to spend some focused 3D production time with an expert assisting.
March 11, 12, & 13 Tampa, FL
April 23 & 24 San Diego, CA
June 25 & 26 Victoria, BC

Feature Type Interpreter version 1.3 released

January 2013
Object Raku is pleased to announce the release of Feature Type Interpreter version 1.3. New to version 1.3 are an array of shape file export improvements. In particular, the 3D building shape file export has been greatly enhanced. Try it out!

Object Raku research agreement with Simon Fraser University renewed

January 2013
Object Raku Technology is pleased to announce the renewal for 2013 of its research agreement with the Computing Science department at Simon Fraser University. Now in it's third year, Object Raku's partnership with Dr. Zhang and his team in the GrUVI Lab has generated solid results in the areas of geometric modeling and point cloud analysis.

Sextant Workshops for first half of 2013 announced

January 2013
Register now for the next round of Sextant Workshops. 2-day and 3-day workshops allow users from different organizations to learn together in a casual & focused environment. Agendas are structured to the needs of the participants. Past workshops have typically focused on applied Sextant fundamentals or project building. Workshops are an excellent and cost-effective way to spend some focused 3D production time with an expert assisting.
March 19, 20, & 21 San Diego, CA
April 17 & 18 Victoria, BC
June 11 & 12 Vancouver, BC

Sextant Workshops for Fall & Winter 2013 announced

August 2013
Register now for the next round of Sextant Workshops. 2-day and 3-day workshops allow users from different organizations to learn together in a casual & focused environment. Agendas are structured to the needs of the participants. Past workshops have typically focused on applied Sextant fundamentals or project building. Workshops are an excellent and cost-effective way to spend some focused 3D production time with an expert assisting.
October 15, 16, 17 Orlando, FL
November 19 & 20 Victoria, BC
January 14, 15, & 16 Vancouver, BC

Raku Symbol Server version 3.0.34 released

November 2012
Raku Symbol Server (RSS) version 3.0.34 is now available. RSS is Object RAku's MILSTD 2525B symbology component and is integrated in command and control applications worldwide. The new version updates RSS to use Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) version 6.0 and includes minor bug fixes. Version 3.0.34 also includes additional code examples to expedite RSS integration for developers.

Feature Type Interpreter version 1.2 released

April 2012
Object Raku is pleased to announce the release of Feature Type Interpreter version 1.2. In response to user feedback and requests, vers 1.2 expands FTI's export capability including export to Google Earth (kml), Virtual Earth (Bing Maps), and NASA Worldwind. Refined .las export functions now allow users greater flexibility to export selected feature layers to .las format.

Sextant Summer Workshop schedule released

March 2012
Register now for the next round of Sextant Workshops. 2-day and 3-day workshops allow users from different organizations to learn together in a casual & focused environment. Agendas are structured to the needs of the participants. Past workshops have typically focused on applied Sextant fundamentals or project building. Workshops are an excellent and cost-effective way to spend some focused 3D production time with an expert assisting.
May 29, 30 & June 1 Fairfax, VA
June 27 & 28 Vancouver
August 21 & 22 Victoria

Feature Type Interpreter version 1.1 released

January 2012
Object Raku is pleased to release version 1.1 of of its Feature Type Interpreter (FTI) software. FTI is designed to provide users with automated feature extraction of geographic features from LiDAR data in a user-friendly stand-alone package.

Spring Sextant Workshops announced

January 2011
Register now for the next round of Sextant Workshops. 2-day and 3-day workshops allow users from different organizations to learn together in a casual & focused environment. Agendas are structured to the needs of the participants. Past workshops have typically focused on applied Sextant fundamentals or project building. Workshops are an excellent and cost-effective way to spend some focused 3D production time with an expert assisting.
February 22 & 23 Vancouver
March 22 & 23 Victoria
April 12, 13 amp; 14 San Diego

Research & Development program with SFU enters next stage

June 2011
Object Raku Technology is pleased to announce that the next phase of the company's research & development program with Simon Fraser University has been approved. "The five-year research project hopes to tap into innovative solutions for feature extraction. Object Raku's emphasis in the Feature Type Interpreter software has been on leveraging the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)", says CTO Trevor Hooper. "Richard's team will take us in some pretty exciting directions and our challenge will be to translate those gains into innovations that yield a competitive edge in the industry."

"Dr. Zhang's work has been published in the most prestigious venues in his fields, including SIGGRAPH, SIGGRAPH Asia, Eurographics, and Symposium on Geometry Processing. His team’s expertise in geometric processing and analysis is a perfect fit for us. Their expertise is supported by the equipment and resources already in place at the Graphics Usability and Visualization (GrUVi) lab at SFU."

FTI test partner opportunity

October 2010
Object Raku is looking for beta test partners for its Feature Type Interpreter (FTI) software. FTI extracts geospatial features like buildings and vegetation from raw LiDAR data (.las files). The tool is designed to work with a high degree of accuracy and speed enhancements are on-going. The current release is a stand-alone application with the OEM release available later in Q4.

Object Raku announces collaboration with Simon Fraser University

March 2010
Object Raku Technology is pleased to announce the formation of a research and development partnership with Dr. Richard Zhang of the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University. Dr. Zhang's team will leverage their extensive knowledge in the field of geometric analysis and processing to assist Object Raku's on-going innovation in automatic feature extraction from Lidar data.

GEOINT 2010

January 2010
Join us at GEOINT in New Orleans, booth #314, to see what we've added to the Feature Type Interpreter (FTI) tool kit. Building on the incredible 90%+ accuracy of extracted features from Lidar data, we hope to unveil significant processing speed improvements in the new release.

Winter Sextant Workshops announced

September 2010
Register now for the next round of Sextant Workshops. 2-day and 3-day workshops allow users from different organizations to learn together in a casual & focused environment. Agendas are structured to the needs of the participants. Past workshops have typically focused on applied Sextant fundamentals or project building. Workshops are an excellent and cost-effective way to spend some focused 3D production time with an expert assisting.
October 12 & 13 Vancouver
November 24 & 25 Victoria
January 11, 12, 13 Washington, DC
February 8 & 9 Vancouver

Sextant version 6.0 meets with good reviews

February 2009
New features in Object Raku's flagship Sextant software have garnered significant praise from military and commercial users alike. "With the primary upgrades in the map interface and 3D model tools, this is a version improvement for both Sextant user groups." according to Trevor Hooper, Principal Analyst and Object Raku co-founder. "Deployed users with VWT as well as analysts using Geospatial have liked the changes and everyone on both sides believe this is a great step forward."

LIDAR efforts seek to satisfy market need

April 2009
In response to continuing vigorous demand, Object Raku will release an update of it's innovative LIDAR automatic feature extraction toolkit. This year's release will be available as an exclusive preview to existing Sextant users & partners prior to it's scheduled September release. To register for the preview or the official release, please send your request.

GEOINT 2009

April 2009
This is Object Raku's 5th year exhibiting at GEOINT - come and see what the buzz is all about! Visit booth #644 to get the first live demonstrations of the new LIDAR automatic feature extraction toolkit and learn what's new with Sextant and Mission Rehearsal Central.

Spring Sextant Workshops announced

November 2009
Register now for the Sping 2010 Sextant Workshops. 2-day and 3-day workshops allow users from different organizations to learn together in a casual & focused environment. Agendas are structured to the needs of the participants. Past workshops have typically focused on applied Sextant fundamentals or project building. Workshops are an excellent and cost-effective way to spend some focused 3D production time with an expert assisting.
January 26-27 Vancouver
February 16,17,18 Victoria
March 16,17,18 San Diego
April 20,21,22 Vancouver

Mission Rehearsal Central gets busy

March 2008
Object Raku's Mission Rehearsal Central. a popular tool for immersive, real-time collaboration in the 3-D mission terrain, will be a hot destination this spring. Beginning in March, Object Raku will be holding monthly on-line user group meetings. Users will take turns chairing the meetings and plans for summer sessions on secured networks are in the works.

Sextant Component SDK Workshops

April 2008
The next Workshop devoted to developers and programmers using the Sextant SDK will take placce April 15 & 16 in Vancouver. If your application needs ground-level geo-specific terrain visualization this event is for you.

Object Raku Supports Idaho National Laboratory

June 2008
In cooperation with the U.S. Department of Defense, scientists and engineers at Idaho National Laboratory developed an advanced simulation environment - the Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Simulator (CIPRsim) - to help first responders and decision makers prepare for the effects that natural disasters or man-made events may have on infrastructure resources such as the electric power grid and telecommunications networks. Object Raku provided essential support to this effort by developing a series of 3D geo-referenced visualization environments depicting terrain and multiple infrastructure components key to the simulation.

Sextant version 6.0 set for release

September 2008
Sextant VWT and Sextant Geospatial will get some significant upgrades as well as a new look in the upcoming version 6.0 release. "Our efforts to make the software more modular have been successful with the user community and version 6 continues down that path" according to Trevor Hooper, Principal Analyst and Object Raku co-founder. "We just don't have the luxury of waiting around to make the tools better. Our users demand that we stay out on the leading edge. Their mission requirements are getting pretty indepth and as a result we need to step up and make sure the deployed operators have the right tools for the right task."

Come see us at GEOINT 2008!

October 2008
Visit the Object Raku booth (#1078) and get a first-hand look at the technology used in deployed situations by geospatial specialist and non-specialist alike. Come see Sextant VWT vers 6.0 and see why this capability continues to be the leading edge of urban operations gear year after year.

Come see us at GEOINT 2006!

November 2006
Visit the Object Raku booth (#220) and get a first-hand look at the technology used in deployed situations by geospatial specialist and non-specialist alike. We're proud to unveil the latest Sextant Components integration with Skyline Software's Terra Explorer suite as well as Analytical Graphics' STK.

Object Raku teams for US Navy research initiative

October 2006
Object Raku Technology is formally teamed with Impact Computing Corporation of Silver Spring, Maryland in support of a Simulation, Mission Rehearsal, and Training Tools (SMRTTs) for Counter-Terrorism project being funded by the Office of Naval Research. "This effort is a logical fit and extension of our technology" according to Janette Hooper, Director of Operations. "We were very lucky to join Impact Computing's experienced project team."

Sextant software front and center at SSTO 2006

September 2006
The inaugural Simulation Support to Operations conference brought together industry and government representatives from Canada, the US, the UK and Australia. Sextant software and how it is used for Battlefield Visualization was the primary focus when SSTO kicked off. After the key note brief from Canadian Major-General Stuart Beare, Sextant users from the USMC and Canadian DND took the stage. "We're always leery of getting lumped in with the "simulation" crowd. Too often traditional simulation and visualization is about expensive, unrealistic visualization far from the deployed user", according to Mike Parlow, Object Raku's Director of Sales & Training. "Our focus is down at the pointy end of the spear and, thankfully, that's what Dr. Roman and the organizers wanted to hear about."

Object Raku receives warm welcome at MPUC 2006

May 2006
Object Raku's Sextant tactical 3D mission suite was well received at the Mission Planners User Conference in Las Vegas. "What we're hearing from operators and large systems integrators is that the reality of Urban Warfare is one of vertical envelopment, rather than horizontal." says Mike Parlow, Object Raku co-founder. "Because it requires tactical thinking in three dimensions, mission systems must consider "spherical" security at all times. Our products help fill that niche."

Object Raku takes part in AGC 2006

May 2006
For the second year running, Object Raku contributed to presentations at the US Army Geospatial Conference held at Ft Belvoir, Virginia. Object Raku collaborated with Marines from Camp Pendleton, CA to describe how the deployed forces used Sextant VWT for urban battlefield visualization and mission rehearsal.

Skyline Software Systems joins VAR program

April 2006
Object Raku is pleased to announce that Skyline Software Systems, Inc of Chantilly, VA has joined its Partner Program as a valued added reseller. The move synchronizes Skyline’s patented and award-winning Terra Explorer Pro technology with Object Raku’s Sextant hi-resolution 3D geo-modeling package. Read the press release: Terra Explorer and Sextant.

Raku Symbol Server goes cross-platform

January 2006
Object Raku's widely used MIL-STD 2525B symbology generation component is sure to see even more action as the first enhancements are completed for Raku Symbol Server use in Solaris and Linux.

New Components SDK to be unveiled at GEOINT

October 2005
Object Raku will unveil it's new Sextant Component SDK . Put your applications into the critical urban analysis and mission space with these innovative components. Let your program:

  • Automatically generate 3D urban features from vector shape data
  • Modify and output urban vector features
  • Automatically generate base ground terrain from DEM data
  • Query an urban mission feature database for geometry or info of interest
  • Visualize the urban landscape in 3D
  • Rapidly calculate lines of sight and distances in 3D urban space

Object Raku Releases Raku Symbol Server 3.0

October 2005
The latest version of the RSS mil-std-2525b symbology generator component, has been released. This version fixes a number of known issues and adds several new API interfaces. New for this version is the ability to draw Tactical Graphic lines, areas and multipoint graphics to your own application. The RSS installer includes several developer examples in VB, .NET and C. Check it out on our Try RSS page.

Object Raku LIDAR presentation at Image Conference

July 2005
For a fourth year, Object Raku will be in attendance at the Image Conference. Object Raku will be presenting a paper entitled "Turning High Fidelity Ground Terrain Data into Objects for Synthetic Environments" which will detail some of our innovative research on LIDAR.

Object Raku Releases Raku Symbol Server 2.07

March 2005
The latest version of the RSS mil-std-2525b symbology generator component, has been released. This version fixes a number of known issues. New for this version is a Try before you buy version of the component. This version allows developers to try the component before buying. Check it out on our Try RSS page.

Success at I/ITSEC 2004

Dec 6-9, 2004
Another successful year at I/ITSEC in Orlando, FLA for Object Raku Technology Inc. We were pleased to introduce...

  • Object Raku Crowd Injector (AI), autonomous characters with behaviors that can interact with the environment. High Fidelity, interactive, animated 3D Avatars within our Mission Rehearsal Central (MRC), Object Raku's multi-user collaborative 3D environment.

Object Raku Enhances LIDAR Utility with Research Effort

Sep 30, 2004
Working in conjunction with the US Army RDECOM Orlando, Object Raku Technology developed rapid processes to automatically extract Features from LIDAR data.

Incorporated into the flag-ship Sextant software suite, this innovation is of key value to geospatial analysts across the US DoD and the commercial aerial survey industry. Object Raku was awarded these continuing contracts on the basis of the high-fidelity and extremely detailed processes in the application. Metrics were recorded and reported revealing remarkably rapid extraction times.

Object Raku intends to continue its research efforts to enhance the utilization of high-resolution DEMs for both commercial and military intelligence needs.

NGA and MRC

September 2004
The US National Geospatial - IntelligenceAgency (NGA) recently expanded their use of Object Raku's on-line collaborative portal, Mission Rehearsal Central (MRC) in a big way. Conscious of their need for high fidelity urban database visualization and their users' need to easily collaborate in those databases, NGA expanded their existing MRC platform for use in a worldwide networked event. This was the first in a planned series of on-line events demonstrating networked intelligence fusion.

MRC's new "Range Finder" HUD was among the capabilities integrated in NGA's platform

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Sextant Geospatial Comes Through for Force Protection

Aug 30, 2004
The US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) recently completed efforts aimed at force protection and security for an international event. Over 30 venues were created by NGA analysts and then made available to users on a secured network. "Sextant provided Mission planning, Force Protection support and mission rehearsal efficiency by providing predictive analysis capability as well as situational awareness to aid in disaster/incident analysis and security rehearsals/responses." said Joseph Koch, NGA Analyst.

"As all outputs from Sextant Geospatial are geared for web use, all of the Intelligence products were easily put on-line by our clients." says Mike Parlow, Director and co-founder of Object Raku Technology. "They managed production of the 3D scenes from multiple locations around the globe."

The venues created made heavy use of Sextant's hot-link capability with each location created containing from 10 to 30 hot-links. "The hot-link capability allows the user to place links in the 3D scene that spawn images, documents, spreadsheets - basically any application." Says Parlow, "This allowed for quick and easy reference to building floor plans, security procedure documents, and digital imagery."

Sextant Integrated to Intelligence Platform

August 2003
The United States Marine Corps has formally selected Sextant VWT for mission planning 3D visualization. Based upon 5 years of field tests, experiments and deployments, Marine Corps System Command has contracted Object Raku to integrate Sextant's high fidelity visualization capabilities. Sextant again won out over the competition due to its ease of use and focus on the needs of the deployed warfighter

Object Raku at the World Series

October 2002
Capitalizing on Object Raku's Sextant rapid 3D visualization, the California National Guard (WMD) was able to visualize Edison International Field for use during the 4 games in Anaheim for the 2002 World Series. As the Phase I integration of Raytheon Corporation's CERRTS (Civil Emergency Reaction and Responder Training System), Sextant was able to assist on 72 hours notice with a geo-referenced visualization of the area of interest.

Sextant in Raytheon "system of systems"

September 2002
Object Raku Technology has joined forces with Raytheon Corporation in their Civil Emergency Reaction and Responder Training System (CERRTS). CERRTS is a computer driven, emergency response and crisis rehearsal training system that provides realistic Homeland Security (HLS) environments to train key members of Emergency Operations Centers (EOC) and First Responders. Initial integration will focus on Sextant's rapid 3D terrain visualization as well as map creation capabilities from standard NIMA and commercial formats.

Enhanced Urban Tactical Planner: Object Raku completes visualization for US Army TEC

September 2002
Object Raku Technology teamed with Veridian Systems of Tucson, AZ to produce the first ever Enhanced Urban Tactical Planner for the US Army Topographic Engineering Center (TEC). Building on TEC's successful past efforts in urban geospatial data set production, Object Raku's Sextant technology was selected for the first ever dynamic 3D navigation of the UTP data set. The target city for the EUTP was Baltimore, Maryland with a focus around the Inner Harbor area.

Object Raku goes Hollywood

August 2002
Leveraging their specialized 3D production and networking experience, Object Raku Technology played a key role in the success of the first-ever Official 3D Virtual Star Trek Convention, Vir-Con 2002. Produced by virtual-conventions, llc, and designed to support up to 100,000 on-line attendees, the virtual convention attracted fans from 95 countries and delivered a truly groundbreaking experience. To read the whole story, go to Object Raku goes Hollywood.

Users rave about Sextant

May 2002
"As for the (Sextant) software itself, I am impressed with its fidelity. You see, I am someone completely devoid of any sense of direction or orientation. I find my way into the world by visual pattern recognition exclusively. To me, the path from one point on the planet to another is a series of scenes following one another. I never have the feeling that I know where I am. I just recognize (or not) the environment around me without having any 'feeling' on its spatial relation with other locations in the world. Well, your simulation of building 75 has enough fidelity to allow me to navigate and find my way to my office. In fact, right now, it is easier for me to find my office with the simulation that in the real world: They are renovating and a lot of furniture has been moved around so my bank of patterns is obsolete and I can hardly find my office with the new look of the building interior. I have to reload a new set of scenes." Dr. Nicole Brousseau

"VWT presents one of the best platforms for the constructive use of mapping, imagery and vector data available to the Marine Corps of the future." - Cpl M. Clements, USMC

"If you want your commander to know the enemy, then use VWT." - CPT K. Giese, US Army

"VWT provides smooth, seamless transition from 2D map to a detailed 3D scene. With VWT, warfighters can walk the virtual battlefield before the shooting starts. It is an outstanding tool for the tactical decision maker." - Dr. Douglas H. Kliman, PhD

"VWT brings a new depth and perception to briefing the intelligence picture in the planning process. VWT gives the ground commander the perspective of being there, walking through the mission at hand, and being able to find possible friction points before they occur. VWT takes you into the future." - SSgt K. Costine, USMC