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Satellite Maps Deliver More Realistic Gaming

When Redwood City, California-based Electronic Arts (EA) decided to make SSX, its latest snowboarding video game, it faced challenges in creating realistic-looking mountains. The solution was NASA's ASTER Global Digital Elevation Map, made available by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which EA used to create 28 real-life mountains from 9 different ranges for its award-winning game.
Internal Laboratory Ref #: 
JPL-SO-186
Patent Status: 
Agency
NASA
Region
Far West
State: 
California
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