TopView Explorer is a spatial information service platform independently developed by Beijing Top View Technology Co. Ltd.. TopView Explorer can be used in massive image data management, digital result management, three-dimensional visualization of terrain, 3D digital city and so on and it can be used in many fields such as surveying and mapping, land, geology, military, ocean, engineering construction and urban planning in the meantime. Its main functions are as follows:

Table 1  TopView software function list

Product Name

Product Description

TopView Image

support quick view of the massive two-dimensionalthree-dimensional data 

support multitemporal and multi-type data superimposed browse

support geographic coordinate display

support calculating the distance area

support eagle eye view

support multi-scale zoom in and out 

support wave transform display

support scanning the metadata information

support three-dimensional data browse

support drawing the AOI area

TopView Explorer

support quick view of the massive two-dimensionalthree-dimensional data 

support multitemporal and multi-type data superimposed browse 

support the spatial database and build up the image database

support displaying the geographical coordinate of any point

support geolocation and KML landmark document orientation 

support multi-scale zoom in and out

support the contrast browse of multiperiod image 

support spatial calculation

support the user-defined roam of flight path

support retrieval query

support vector data and attribute interactively editing and saving 

support GIS spatial analysis and terrain analysis

support data format transform

support network distribution

support customized functions

 

The runtime environment of TopView software is as follows:

Table 2  The runtime environment of system software

Server/Client

Type of software environment

Version/Model

Client

Operating System

Windows XP/2003/Server

Windows 7 or Desktop Linux

.Net Framework

3.5 version or above

GIS Software

ArcEngine 9.3

 

Table 3  The runtime environment of system hardware

Server/Client

Type of hardware environment

Configuration

Client

CPU

1.0GH

Memory

at least 512MB

Hard Disk

500MB free space above

Graphics card

64MB delomorphic memory