when skill becomes evident
speak effectively about expertise is only reasonable if it becomes concrete
or understandable for the customer.
better quality comes not from approximation, but rather by establishing
it in the symbiosis of modelling, GIS data preparation as well as database
production, and software development for automatic data generation.
project management makes possible the implementation and combination
of technologically different sub-areas, by identifying the most suitable
of our experienced specialists.
Skills in Software Development
Our specialists in image generation provide the
Render software in C++, working with both the Linux and Windows operating
We use the Renderer software for customer projects and as a basis for
the internal, data-base-supported software for quality control. The
database performance analysis by our real-time specialists of the Renderer
development group helps the database production group in further performance
Automated Landscape Generation
For landscape generation we use software tool chains that we have developed,
also supplementing our own and other commercially available programs.
the most important of our software developments are:
Our internal software project Road Editor enables
the automatic generation of a texturised road network, compiled from
standardized elements of road construction such as straight lines, circular
arcs, and clothoids . The crossings, bridges and underpasses thus developed
do not require manual intervention. Road signs are automatically positioned
by pre-defined rules.
This software builds a river network in which
all rivers flow downhill, following the river bank as in the natural
process, and with river width increasing automatically according to
the flow. The river is constrained, as in the natural model, by changing
the boundary angle with the landscape.
We provide fully automatic processing of the landscape
with our own Terraintool, thus ensuring the greatest independence and
thus the greatest flexibility. At the customer's request we can substitute
the in house Terraintool by the standard software TerraVista, with which
we have successfully completed many database projects since 1999.
Skills in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) – Data Preparation.
& P employs specialists to optimize and adapt both existing vector
data, and new data from the entire GIS potential of complex software
packages, for the purpose of database generation.
In addition we have suitable software packages, developed in house,
to either create new or enhance existing elevation models.
Through the use of high resolution we are able to provide substantially
more detail in landscape representation, for example even to the extent
of a realistic representation of small dunes for desert landscapes.
Skills in 3D Modeling
modeling specialists utilize Multigen Creator, 3D Studio Max and Photoshop.
Above all they understand how to satisfy the requirements of optically
protruding models with minimum resource consumption.