Posts Tagged ‘Blue Marble’

36 Blue Globes for your viewing pleasure.

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

I notice Jonathan has finished uploading all 36 layers of the Blue Marble Next Generation imagery, that he has been processing for viewing in Google Earth. These are the full resolution imagery available, at an impressive 500m per pixel I believe, and preprocessed for reasonably quick loading – shouldn’t be *that* much slower than GE’s built in imagery.

This is a full set of 12 month variations for each of the original, topographic shading, and topographic & bathymetric shading variations of the original data.

If you haven’t already done so, load the layer now! Or if you already have it simply right click the top most ‘reference’ item and click Refresh.

… could be wrong, but think this is the first time that all layers are available for easy viewing in Google Earth.

Blue Marble NG – Google Earth (Rendered) SuperOverlays

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

Yes I know, its another way to view Blue Marble Next Generation imagery in Google Earth, but here Jonathan van Tuijl has taken the time to pre-process the full resolution 500m/pixel imagery into static files, meaning that hopefully the loading should be smother (at least when accessed from this side of the Atlantic!) and more refined as a its not relying on a server to dynamically generate the KML and images (even if it then caches it), as done here. We also hope to make available the full range of Blue Marble layers.

View the Blue Marble NG Overlays Homepage and download the Link

… doesn’t do any of the fancy fading out like the version here, which is designed to be left running :)

See the post in the KML group that started this little adventure, which I believe started as an exercise for Jonathan to find a way to slice up really large images, and generate a Google Earth SuperOverlay from that; as none of the ‘packages’ seemed to be able to manage it (I’ve tried it too!). So I joined in offering hosting – as think its a neat exercise in hosting really large datasets (7.4GB at last count) – now I have a powerful server. (famous last words…)