Microsoft TerraServer [article]

Tom Barclay, Robert Eberl, Jim Gray, John Nordlinger, Guru Raghavendran, Don Slutz, Greg Smith, Phil Smoot, John Hoffman, Natt Robb III, Hedy Rossmeissl, Beth Duff, George Lee (+2 others)
1998 arXiv   pre-print
The Microsoft TerraServer stores aerial and satellite images of the earth in a SQL Server Database served to the public via the Internet. It is the world's largest atlas, combining five terabytes of image data from the United States Geodetic Survey, Sovinformsputnik, and Encarta Virtual Globe. Internet browsers provide intuitive spatial and gazetteer interfaces to the data. The TerraServer is also an E-Commerce application. Users can buy the right to use the imagery using Microsoft Site Servers
more » ... managed by the USGS and Aerial Images. This paper describes the TerraServer's design and implementation.
arXiv:cs/9809011v1 fatcat:5jslymymsrfnlm3n2ykfo3sofe