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Discussion in 'Scifi 3D Forum' started by JarJarThomas, Aug 19, 2003.

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  1. JarJarThomas

    JarJarThomas Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Mar 19, 2002
    Hy everyone

    a long time ago (approx a year or so) someone posted a link to a nasa ftp server where you can download high resolution images from earth.
    I searched but can't find it. Can anyone help me ? I need the images.

    Thanks

    JarJar
     
  2. George Mezori SCIFI 3D

    George Mezori SCIFI 3D Scifi 3D Forum star 4 VIP

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    http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/viewrecord?11656

    Thanks to Zorbi.
     
  3. Crunchy

    Crunchy Jedi Master star 4

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    you are going to try ot make earth look like endor, tisk tisk
     
  4. diabloblanco17

    diabloblanco17 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    WOW! These images are freakin awesome! They've even got pics of the lights on the dark side. Not to mention the fact that the detail on the larger ones is breathtaking. Even more so when you composite everything into a space scene. Wow....
     
  5. agentgonzo

    agentgonzo Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Also there are some [link=http://www.vterrain.org/Imagery/whole_earth.html]here[/link].

    I found a direct link to the 1km/pixel downloads of the entire planet somewhere, but can't remember where. PM me if you can't find them, as I can send them to you.

    (I used them to make this)
    [image=http://saa26b.quns.cam.ac.uk/rendering/earth_marble.jpg]
     
  6. exile1

    exile1 Jedi Youngling

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    Dec 22, 2002
    I stumbled on this fantastic tutorial about a year ago, when I was looking to make a realistic Earth for a project I was doing. Turned out really good, even though I had to tweak it a bit.

    here's the site:

    http://www.excyste.com/arquelis/page.php?page=tutearth

    enjoy.

    Exile
     
  7. JarJarThomas

    JarJarThomas Jedi Youngling star 1

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    No it isn't for endor. It's for the earth itself
     
  8. Olen_Garn

    Olen_Garn Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Jun 16, 2002
    I have 4 high res (4096*2048) earth maps, [link=http://www.stromint.com/Images/Earth_Images/Earthmap-4096_2048.jpg]Color[/link], [link=http://www.stromint.com/Images/Earth_Images/Earthbump-4096_2048.jpg]Bump[/link], [link=http://www.stromint.com/Images/Earth_Images/Earthspec-4096_2048.jpg]Spec[/link], and [link=http://www.stromint.com/Images/Earth_Images/EarthClouds-4096_2048.jpg]Cloud[/link]. I used these to create this earth:

    [image=http://www.stromint.com/Images/Earth_Images/Earth.jpg]

    These are, of corse, low res compared to the ones on the site that Agentgonzo gave.

    For anyone who is interested,
    Olen
     
  9. Simarilius

    Simarilius Jedi Youngling

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    May 29, 2002
    the page
    http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/BlueMarble/
    has the links to the 1km/pixel images.

    if you ever need to find them just do a google search for blue marble.

    (they make outstanding backdrops on big monitors btw.)
     
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