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Eternal Watchman
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Posted: 2005-June-20 at 3:39pm | IP Logged Quote Administrator

NASA has released World Wind version  According to NASA:

"World Wind lets you zoom from satellite altitude into any place on Earth. Leveraging Landsat satellite imagery and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data, World Wind lets you experience Earth terrain in visually rich 3D, just as if you were really there."

This may be a useful tool for helping artists create realistic terrain for their artwork -- Take a look and let us know if it helps you!


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Celestial Watchman
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Posted: 2005-June-21 at 3:14am | IP Logged Quote Re(i)mbrandt

I thank You very much for this useful hint! I will try it soon!

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Sentient Life-form
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Posted: 2005-June-22 at 6:09am | IP Logged Quote jimmy_cox

I downloaded it...
Awesome program...
it will surely radically change the way i make planets...
the number of ultra-realistic textures you can get from this program is unbelievable!!!
thank you NASA
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Planetary Explorer
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Posted: 2005-June-28 at 7:20am | IP Logged Quote Coltzero

can you manualy zoom in to any place on the world? or is it just a bunch of premade images?

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Cosmic Enigma
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Posted: 2006-June-24 at 9:09pm | IP Logged Quote megear1

Hey, this is cool!


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Planetary Explorer
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Posted: 2006-June-28 at 11:45am | IP Logged Quote Manlio

great i go to download it! takns!

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