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Old 11-03-2003, 03:21 AM   #1
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I just stumbled upon this yesterday. It is truly the Ultimate World Texture.

Taken by NASA(US Space Program for those who dont know it) by thousands of satellites. Not sure how long it took to string together but its amazing. On the highest version (not sure if its on the website) each pixel of the image is equvilent to 1 kilometer. So if you are lucky you can see your home town.

You can download the land surface, oceans, sea ice, and cloud images and layer them in a shader to create an extremely realistic Earth.

Check it out here: Earth's Observatory
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Old 11-03-2003, 03:50 AM   #2
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wow... MKess.... I've been looking for that site for ages!! thanks a lot!

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Old 11-03-2003, 04:58 PM   #3
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Very cool!

Thanks for the link.
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Hmm, just downloaded it, EXCELLENT stuff.

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Old 11-03-2003, 10:03 PM   #5
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There's another great site with textures for planets, can't remember what it is but i'll have a look around.

I've got a few earth maps here that are 10800 x 5400
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hehe, I tried gettign the 400MB verison of the earth (21Kx21K res) but it said I need a special request because of its size

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I was trying to look for the super high resolution because I want to find my town but i also have the same problem with downloading the high rez.

I haven't had time to attually render an image with the texture yet. So if anyone wants to go head and lets see it
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Yeah that's a cool site that i found a while back too.

It's pretty sweet.

I liked it so much that i used the night lights picture to create one of my own 2d images.

What do you think?
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WoW, these are the cooles shares I saw here so far!!!
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hey guys, ..
gues what I did..
requested an access to download those 400Mb and 240Mb map..
presented myself as a Dr. ****** , .. they defenetelly going to buy it... lol
awaiting the answer...lol
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I like how in the US the highways are outlined in the night ones
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