What datum (reference ellipsoid) does Nasa Worldwind use?

I can't seem to find where Nasa Worldwind tells explicitly what datum they use. I need some sort of valid link.

  • For what? The display? Or the reference system for the maps?
    – PMF
    Mar 4, 2014 at 9:03

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It uses plate caree: http://forum.worldwindcentral.com/showthread.php?t=10270 http://www.riacs.edu/research/projects/worldwind/extending/extending.jsp

  • 2
    plate carree <> datum. It's the map projection, not the earth model. The first link says WGS84; the 2nd link doesn't say.
    – mkennedy
    Feb 13, 2012 at 19:57
  • I would prefer a more official confirmation rather than some random guy in the Nasa Worldwind forums. Feb 14, 2012 at 13:45
  • agreed...not an ellipsoid
    – WolfOdrade
    Mar 14, 2012 at 20:05

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