The NASA RAC is an official distributor for satellite and aerial data and
imagery from SpaceImaging (the Ikonos satellite and other data),
OrbImage, and United States Geological Survey (USGS).
Any imagery available from any one of these
data providers can be packaged in TerraFly through the NASA RAC.
The general public may use the online TerraFly web tool to fly over
sample data (including, Miami and Washington D.C.); to purchase access to
other data worldwide
please contact us. In the future,
through the intended grant from USGS, the general public will be able
to fly at no charge through Aerial photography of the entire United
States and Landsat imagery of the entire World.
TerraFly initially opens a brief legend/help window (with a link to
detailed help), a flight control window, a window containing a map of
the area you are flying over. You can open several data types and
resolutions in different windows and fly simultaneously over them.
You can overlay various ground data on top of the imagery, fly at
varying speeds and directions, jump to addresses, jump to landmarks and
establishments, and obtain detailed information about establishments
(for example, for a hotel, you van see its photo, prices, and
availability of rooms). The maximum speed of your flight depends on
your connection -- from 56K modem to Internet2.
Naphtali Rishe presenting TerraFly to a United States Congressional
Delegation. Said Representative Carrie Meek of the House Appropriations
Committee, "I hope for great commercial success of the TerraFly
Naphtali Rishe delivering a TerraFly-produced image of Miami, Florida and the Everglades National Park to the Miami-Dade County Manager, Merrett Stierheim.