3map is Free Software, available under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
To facilitate collaboration, we have published the 3map source code on Sourceforge, the world's largest Open Source software development web site.
3map is made of the following components:
- 3mapRez (multiresolution terrain and texture management tool)
- 3mapHost (server side geo-publishing engine)
- 3mapGadgets (VR user interface library)
Source code for all components is available under CVS (Concurrent Versions System).
Documentation is available for Rez and Gadgets.
Binaries are also available for 3mapRez and 3mapGadgets. Another useful binary download is also now available. The planet-earth cache (requires the Universal Media Framework) is useful for developers and end-users who wish to improve the performance of the 3map client. The planet-earth cache contains static files such as global terrain data. If the cache is installed, this data will be loaded offline. Live data such as new cities or objects published with 3mapHost will load into the static model from the Internet.