For all those who use Mantle for 3D mapping and virtual reality simulations they have just announced that they can now use real-time on-line data from every place in the world…..they are amazing… terrain and infra-structure data can now be layered using Mapbox’s tilesets….my JHU geo-simulation students are trying it out this semester and it gives amazing 3D detail…including the long sought after accurate shadows…for a few screen shots see:


Mantle is going to feature a new Geo-simulation program at next year’s AAG that goes well beyond the gaming sphere….