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Google Earth kmz links/files. Google Earth Community - Forums powered by UBB.threads™ Archaeological Atlas Project. Sky. ©2017 Google - Terms of Use Image Credit: DSS Consortium, SDSS, NASA/ESA. Earth Knowledge. Metavers. Immersive Cocoon. INOVE Space Models. Planetarium - Interactive star map and virtual sky.

Top Five Virtual Sky Simulators. Who has not been dazzled and intrigued when lifting his gaze to the celestial vault on a clear, dark night? The spectacle of those fleeting and distant lights racks both our eyes and our brains. Is this star farther away than that one, or is it simply less luminous? Is that little blot, barely visible over there, a nebula, a star cluster or a galaxy? These free software programs: Stellarium, Celestia, WinStars, Open Universe and StarCalc, will let you leave this imperfect Earth for a moment and … dream. Stellarium – Current version: 0.9.0 One of the most beautiful astronomy software, Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It is being used in planetarium projectors. Celestia – Current version: 1.4.1 The free space simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions.

Unlike most planetarium software, Celestia doesn’t confine you to the surface of the Earth. WinStars – Current version: 2.077 R1 OpenUniverse – Current version: Beta 3 @ Partiview. Documentation | Uses | Binaries | Source Code | GeoWalls & Domes | Publications | Licensing | Mailing List | Misc. | Links Partiview is free, open-source software from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. It is an industrial strength, interactive, mono- or stereoscopic viewer for 4-dimensional datasets.

It is written in C++/OpenGL and has been compiled to run on Linux, Windows, OS X, and Irix. The prime author and current maintainer is Stuart Levy (slevy {at}, research programmer at the NCSA. Others who have contributed a great deal to design, management, and documentation issues are Donna Cox (NCSA), Peter Teuben (Maryland), and Brian Abbott (Hayden/AMNH). Documentation To get Partiview to display your data, the data has to be wrapped in some ascii (plain text) files.

Beginners : the Partiview User Guide by Brian Abbott. Other miscellaneous documentation from Cosmus. Back to top of page Uses of Partiview. Stellarium. Ogle Earth | Examining how internet mapping tools like Google Earth affect science and society. Dapple Earth Explorer: Map and View the Earth.

NASA World Wind. Animation showing atmosphere and shading effects in v1.4 USGS Urban Ortho-Imagery of Huntington Beach, California in older version of World Wind (1.2) A cyclone moving across the Indian Ocean (on normal cloud cover - not Rapid Fire MODIS) Washington DC, Wikipedia point layer - icons link to Wikipedia articles Overview[edit] World Wind was released as open source in 2004 by NASA. Users could interact with the selected planet by rotating it, tilting the view, and zooming in and out.

Five million place names, political boundaries, latitude/longitude lines, and other data can be displayed. Other features of World Wind.NET included support for .X (DirectX 3D polygon mesh) models and advanced visual effects such as atmospheric scattering or sun shading. The resolution inside the US is high enough to clearly discern individual buildings, houses, cars (USGS Digital Ortho layer) and even the shadows of people (metropolitan areas in USGS Urban Ortho layer). Add-ons and plugins[edit] Tutorials[edit] U.S.

Main Page - World Wind Wiki. | All World Wind resources in one place. NOOBLAST | Pavel Risenberg. Nooblast Project inspired by the old days Noösphere concept. Visualization picks the real-time data from public APIs and calculates overall strength of signal (recent network buzz) for two given keywords. Some picked events have geolocation information, so they mapped on the globe in the exact points. The overall strength visualized around the globe as “noo”-cloud, the size of which reflects event streams and shaped by geotagged data, building light abstract visual structures-snapshots in space for each term. It explores abstract visual component of generated crowd sourced info streams as the visual connection attaching you to the pulse of planet.

WATCH (real time: fast) > WATCH (timelapse: slower) > Powered by Data streamed from following services: Track on your own. NOOBLAST | Pavel Risenberg. Visual Idea.

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Globes virtuels, images satellites. WebGL Globe. Visualizing geographic data with the WebGL Globe. By Doug Fritz of the Google Data Arts Team Today we're sharing a new Chrome Experiment called the WebGL Globe. It’s a simple, open visualization platform for geographic data that runs in WebGL-enabled browsers like Google Chrome. The globe below shows world population, and we’ve created another globe showing Google search traffic. The primary challenge of this project was figuring out how to draw several thousand 3D data spikes as quickly and smoothly as possible. To do this, we turned to Three.js, a JavaScript library for building lightweight 3D graphics.

For each data point, we generate a cube with five faces – the bottom face, which touches the globe, is removed to improve performance. We then stretch the cube relative to the data value and position it based on latitude and longitude. The second challenge of the project was animating the globe – we wanted it to be fun for the user to manipulate. Google Search Globe | maptd. Virtual globe. NASA World Wind, an open-source virtual globe with stars and advanced atmosphere & sunlight effects A virtual globe is a 3D software model or representation of the Earth or another world. A virtual globe provides the user with the ability to freely move around in the virtual environment by changing the viewing angle and position. Compared to a conventional globe, virtual globes have the additional capability of representing many different views on the surface of the Earth.

These views may be of geographical features, man-made features such as roads and buildings, or abstract representations of demographic quantities such as population. On November 20, 1997, Microsoft released a popular offline virtual globe in the form of Encarta Virtual Globe 98, followed by Cosmi's 3D World Atlas in 1999. The first widely publicized online virtual globes were NASA World Wind (released in mid-2004) and Google Earth (mid-2005). Types[edit] List of virtual globe software[edit] History[edit] Comparison[edit] Arty and Educational Globes. Read About the Erdapfel at In order to create a round globe, we first had to believe that the world was indeed round.

The Greek were one of the first civilizations to use spherical depictions of the world although many cultures believed the earth was flat for centuries after the Greek's discovery. Pythagoras and Aristotle were among the first to popularize the image of the world as a spherical globe nearly 3,000 to 6,000 years before Christ. One of the first globes that we know of through formal documentation was built by a Greek-speaking philosopher in Anatolia or modern-day Turkey. The oldest existing terrestrial globe was created in Nuremberg, Germany by Martin Behaim in the 1400s.

Today, globes are still one of the most practical way to accurate display the earth's geography. Virtual Globes. Introduction to Virtual Globes Virtual globes are rapidly becoming an easy and accessible way of finding, distributing and visualizing all sorts of data in a geographical context. The basis of this technology are the confluence of centuries of geometric and cartographic techniques, the increasing availability of previously limited satellite data in the public sphere, and the attractive 'virtual reality' of science fiction computer games and cinematography, all linked by some clever image compression techniques over the ever broadening bandwidth of the internet.

Google Earth, NASA WorldWind and ESRI's ArcExplorer all allow the integration of a large amount of data over satellite image and terrain data. Obviously each software has advantages and disadvantage, though expect some convergence between them. ArchAtlas Virtual Globe Extensions To use these Extensions, you must first have installed the relevant virtual globe visualizer. Outerra.