GeoWind is an open source GIS platform that integrates OGC as implemented in GeoTools within NASA's WorldWind.The vision of this effort is the creation of an open geospatial system that enables the scientific modeling process to be closer to a 'real world' experience.
Some of the planned and anticipated use cases are querying and mapping available data for modeling problems using OGC web ... services, stepwise delineation of model parameter, embedded execution of an environmental model and its direct mapping of state variables into a world view, or simply the mapping of spatial/temporal model results in a realistic way that was never possible in the past.
GeoWind leverages the following technologies:
1. A Geotools/Worldwind integration library and
2. an API that allows the adaptation of simulation models or modeling frameworks such as OMS.
GeoWind is in early development! However, we think it is already a useful tool for exploring local and remote GIS data.