nasa world wind data

while working with nasa world wind java i was researching the structure of the satellite data behind it. here are the results..

mapserver urls:

satellite data (dds):
http://worldwind25.arc.nasa.gov/tile/tile.aspx?T=bmng.topo.bathy.200405dds&L=3&X=49&Y=25

topo / elevation data (bil, zip):
http://worldwind25.arc.nasa.gov/wwelevation/wwelevation.aspx?T=srtm30pluszip&L=2&X=35&Y=18

configuration file that describes the layers in layer manager (earth):
http://worldwind25.arc.nasa.gov/layerConfig/earthimages.xml

mars:
http://worldwind25.arc.nasa.gov/layerConfig/marsimages.xml

mapserver information:

nasa world wind map tile structure:

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chat protocol with useful information:
http://www.worldwindcentral.com/chat/irclog/worldwind/2007-02-05.log

nasa world wind tile structure description:
http://www.ceteranet.com/nww-tile-struct.pdf

how a mapserver works:
http://mapserver.gis.umn.edu/docs/howto/wms_server/#how-does-a-wms-work

image conversion:

convert bil topodata in java to tif:
http://www.lac.inpe.br/~rafael.santos/Java/JAI/code/data.ImportBIL.java