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System for storing geospecific data

A system for storing geospecific data for use by an interactive computing environment utilizes separate terrain height data storage and image data storage. The terrain height data storage stores blocks of terrain height data which are defined as discrete terrain heights coinciding with a grid of discrete points at the surface of a planetary body. Terrain heights for each block are stored in a row major order starting with one discrete point of a grid associated therewith being referenced to a latitude and longitude. In a similar fashion, the image data storage stores blocks of image data defined as discrete image intensities coinciding with a grid of discrete points at the surface of the planetary body. Image intensities for each block are stored in a row major order starting with one discrete point of a grid associated therewith being referenced to a latitude and longitude.
Inventors: 

Neil Matson

Patent Number: 
US7068819
Patent Issue Date: 
July 27, 2006
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