SGV Linux Users Group - NASA World Wind

San Gabriel Valley Tech
San Gabriel Valley Tech
Public group

Every 2nd Thursday of the month

Everbridge Training Center

790 E Colorado Blvd · Pasadena, CA

How to find us

We are on the first floor next to the gym. We'll have a sign saying SGVLUG.

Location image of event venue


This month, we are hosted by Everbridge ( at their training center. Everbridge is also sponsoring food and drink. Please RSVP so they know how much to order.

NOTE: You will be building a simple application, so please bring your laptop.


NASA World Wind is an open source virtual globe that makes it easy to build 3D geospatial applications. World Wind provides APIs for Java, Android, and JavaScript, and includes a powerful set of capabilities for visualizing and interacting with spatial data and imagery. In the first part of this presentation I will discuss some the main features of World Wind, as well as the World Wind team's development philosophy. The second part of the evening will be an interactive workshop, in which we will build a simple geo application using the Web World Wind JavaScript API.


Parker Abercrombie is a senior software engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and is the project lead for OnSight, a mixed reality tool that allows scientists and engineers to work virtually on Mars. Parker is also the lead developer of the science targeting software for the upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission. Prior to joining JPL, Parker worked on geovisualization software for NASA's Ames Research Center and the U.S. Department of Energy, including World Wind, winner of the NASA Software of the Year Award in 2009. Parker holds an M.A. in Geography from Boston University, and a B.S. in Creative Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara (which he swears is more technical than it sounds).



The building is on Hudson Ave, between Colorado and Green St. The meeting room is off Hudson, next to the first floor gym with the classic glass walls and gym equipment. You are responsible for your own parking. The onsite parking is very expensive. Please check the Parkopedia link for your options or take public transit. (


7:00pm - People start to arrive and socialize

7:30pm - SGVLUG meeting begins with announcements, Linux in the News, and then the presentation

9:00pm - End meeting, clean up, and then head over to Du-Par's ( (214 S Lake Ave, Pasadena) to socialize further.


SGVLUG is one of the oldest and most active Linux User Groups in the Greater Los Angeles area. In addition to Linux, the group also shares interests in other free and open source software, all forms of technology, and the discussion of issues that arise with the these new tools, such as privacy rights. SGVLUG attracts members from throughout LA County including Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, and eastward throughout the San Gabriel Valley. Our members include software developers, system administrators, hardware engineers, and software users of all levels of experience. Many work in the technology field as employees, contractors or consultants, and enjoy the learning and networking opportunities available from the group. We also have many members that serve as volunteers of their time and skills at various local events, including the annual Southern California Linux Expo (