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Applied Imagery was founded in 2004 in Silver Spring, MD, a suburb of Washington, D.C., to commercialize software developed at Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Lab (APL).

Our commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS) software, the Quick Terrain Modeler, is the world’s premier 3D point cloud and terrain exploitation software package. Quick Terrain Modeler is focused on DoD and civilian applications and continues to evolve based on customer feedback.
Of note to Government customers, Applied Imagery is designated as a small business and is the sole source for the Quick Terrain Modeler in the United States.


Department of Defense

Since the formation of Applied Imagery, we have worked with customers across the DoD spectrum. Our software is in use in all branches of the military, and the intelligence community.  Quick Terrain Modeler has benefited and continues to benefit from significant feedback from these users. If you are a part of the defense community and would like to discuss any topic, please contact us at (301) 589-4004.

Potential DoD topics include:

  • Current DoD users and applications
  • DoD-specific training
  • Additional software capabilities
  • Existing sources of 3D data (DoD and non-DoD)
  • Non-LIDAR sources of 3D data



Applied Imagery is the sole source for the Quick Terrain Modeler in the United States.  US customers should contact Applied Imagery directly. International customers can contact Applied Imagery directly or contact the appropriate authorized distributor below:


Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark:

3D Analyse AS
Dagrun Aarsten
Tlf 46768807 




Tel. +39 02 00614452
Via del Mella, 76
25131 Brescia BS – Italy



Sky-Shine Corporation (M) SDN BHD(333222-T)

Tel. 603-41433078/4078
52-3 , Block H, Platinum Walk,
Jalan Langkawi, Danau Kota,
53300 Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia



GeoDesign International