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Dealing with 2D maps and simple feature overlays has long been a common task for traditional Geographic Information Systems (GISs). However, enabling interactive, accurate, and dynamic 3D visualizations of geospatial data that can be disseminated over the Web is only now becoming a reality. The GeoVRML working group of the Web3D Consortium recently announced an extension to the ISO standard Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) to enable just these capabilities. This extension is called GeoVRML 1.0. GeoVRML is an official recommended practice of the Web3D Consortium and is planned to be included in an upcoming amendment to the VRML97 ISO standard.