Patrick Hogan

NASA Emeritus/K-12 Teacher, Independent

Patrick Hogan, an Earth scientist, has been managing NASA projects since 1991 and, more specifically, the WorldWind virtual globe project ¬- which preceded Google Earth - since 2002. WorldWind's goal has been to establish an Earth observation platform that facilitates innovation by a world of others. The "virtual globe" context provides an intuitive viewing element that allows us to better see ourselves as one planet.

Of particular note, the API-centric architecture of this virtual globe SDK technology serves all virtual globe viewing solutions, from proprietary to open source.

The WorldWind platform has been noted as the most successful technology ever produced by NASA, as measured by its extensive use throughout the US government and the international community. Today, WorldWind is jointly developed by the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA, with significant input from the world's open-source development community via Github.

Patrick, now NASA emeritus, is a former deep-sea commercial diver, pilot, and high-school science teacher.

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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: WorldWind
Posted on 19 Apr 2019 at 5:00pm

NASA program used to make 'map of everything'
Posted on 11 Sep 2018 at 10:31pm

NASA opens World Wind viewer as a mapping tool
Posted on 17 May 2007 at 5:00pm

Bridging the School-to-Business Gap: What Public Schools Can Learn From Industry
Posted on 17 Jul 2017 at 12:47pm

NASA Computer Program is 'Hot Download' on the Internet
Posted on 25 Oct 2004 at 4:59pm launches new platform to map the world
Posted on 22 May 2013 at 11:09am

NASA global-view program sparks 6 million downloads
Posted on 31 Mar 2005 at 4:00pm

NASA turns to teens for global smart city platform
Posted on 20 Mar 2017 at 9:30am

NASA Internet Software Zooms to Nearly Anywhere on The Moon in 3-D
Posted on 25 Oct 2005 at 5:00pm The global intelligence dashboard you've always wanted
Posted on 21 May 2013 at 5:00pm

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