Announcing the Browser Version of the BA3 Altus Mapping Engine
Saturday, March 15th, 2014 at 12:31 am by — Category: Demo News

Today we are pleased to announce the Alpha release of BA3′s Altus Mapping Engine running in the browser. This is the same great engine, cross-compiled for the Web. The alpha release runs in Chrome and Firefox on Windows and OSX. You can try it out here:

BA3 Altus Mapping Engine - Browser Version Alpha Release

Who needs this engine? Anyone who wants to run mapping applications in the browser. Because this is the same code that is already running on iOS, Android, OSX and Windows 8, all of Altus’s advanced features will become available in the browser:

  1. You can use any tile provider for your base map, like MapBox, MapQuest or custom tiles streaming in from the Internet
  2. You can display any raster assets you have, like FAA charts, geoTiffs, getPDFs, aerial photos, etc.
  3. You can display any WMS source
  4. You can add a terrain layer
  5. You can create vector base layers derived from OpenStreetMap, Natural Earth, Esri shape files or custom vector data sources

And the capabilities of BA3′s common mapping code base are amazing. Create high performance, fluid marker layers with up to a million markers. Create custom vector and polygon layers. Change alpha channels to configure layer over layer with transparency. Etc.

Our primary goal with this alpha release is to get feedback on how the engine and this demo are performing in the real world. We would love to hear your comments and suggestions, especially if you see problems. Please add them here: Alpha release feedback. Or feel free to contact BA3.


If you have questions about Altus products and services, the demonstration code or licensing, please contact us at: [email protected]. Also, any feedback, comments or suggestions that you have are always greatly appreciated.