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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? Top Five Virtual Sky Simulators
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. Partiview
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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)
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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. NOOBLAST | Pavel Risenberg
NOOBLAST | Pavel Risenberg
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Globes virtuels, images satellites
The WebGL Globe is an open platform for geographic data visualization.
Google Search Globe | maptd Today, Google announced the launch of a simple 3D visualization platform called the WebGL Globe. The open platform is designed to display large volumes of geographic data on top of a 3D virtual globe, inside your web browser. Google has provided a couple of examples: A visualization of a days worth of queries in Google Search. Spikes are coloured by language. Height represents the volume of queries from that location.Secondly, an interactive guide to world population density.
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. Virtual globe
Arty and Educational Globes Read About the Erdapfel at Welt.de 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.
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. Virtual Globes