What is Altus?

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The Altus Mapping Platform is a portable, high-performance, high-capability, high-reliability content production and rendering system for high-end map and GIS visualization on a wide range of devices and operating systems. It is composed of the Altus Mapping Engine for client-side rendering and Altus Server for server-side data processing and conversion. The Altus platform supports both streaming and on-device data, so both online and offline operation is possible with Altus.

Client Support

The Altus Mapping Engine runs on a a wide variety of hardware and operating systems with platform specific APIs that talk to a common, portable C++ core. Supported platforms include:

  • iOS - ARM (64-bit and ARC compliant)
  • OS X - x86-64
  • Android - ARM and x86
  • Windows 8 - x86 (ARM and x86-64 on demand)
  • Chrome (desktop and Android, but blocked on iOS due to lack of WebGL support)
  • FireFox
  • Safari (desktop, but blocked on iOS due to lack of WebGL support)
  • IE 11 (on demand)

Server Support

Altus Server supports any platform with a valid C++ 11 compiler and required run-time libraries. Supported platforms include:

  • OS X - x86-64
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - x86 and x86-64
  • CentOS 6.5 - x86 and x86-64
  • Windows Server (on demand)
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