Globe Viewer is an interactive high-quality 3D representation of the entire Earth's surface. It is not so much a photorealistic representation of the earth, but rather the detailed visualization of its surface structure. Fascinating worlds such as old estuaries or steep underwater mountains, which are completely unknown to most people, can be discovered effortlessly with the Globe Viewer. On the usual flat earth representations such exciting geological details are unfortunately often lost. Go on a discovery tour with the Globe Viewer and get to know our blue planet again:
- Open the product page in the iOS app store
- Open the product page in the Android app store
- Open WebGL version for websites (comming soon)
There are currently two different types of maps in the app: with and without the water of the oceans. The map with water is currently available in two variants: with and without national borders. All maps are available in the lowest resolution (2K = 2048 x 1024 pixels) free of charge. For the higher-resolution maps in 4K (4096 x 2048 pixels) and 8K (8192 x 4096 pixels), the corresponding maps can be purchased in the app.
On the map surface, all major cities are displayed with a marker. In the options you can determine from population which cities should be displayed. The cities can also be completely hidden.
Present your own data
The application is designed so that you can even set markers on the planet if necessary. There are two methods for doing this: On the one hand, it is possible to enter a corresponding position (longitude / latitude) and corresponding texts via a text field. There are currently four different markers available. An example shows the existing markers and the syntax for text input.
Alternatively, reading a text file directly from the Internet is possible. For this, the matching URL to the text file can be entered. At the push of a button, this file is then downloaded and the markers defined there are set. When looking at the example, an example text file is also entered in the URL field. By clicking on the download button, these data are then displayed directly on the globe.
Text format for marker definition
The format for the text file must be structured so that a marker is defined in each line:
Longitude; Latitude; Text1; Text2; Text3; MarkerTyp
The first two values are the GPS coordinates for latitude and longitude. Then followed by three text variables, which can be displayed in the marker. At the end the marker type is needed.
12.443353; 48.245842; Ampfing ; ; ; TYPE_SIGNHIGH
10.332542; 48.851161; Bopfingen; ; ; TYPE_CITY
- TYPE_CITY: red dot on the map with only one line of text
- TYPE_SIGN: Text area with 3 lines, hovering just above the marker
- TYPE_SIGNHIGH: Text area with 3 lines at a higher altitude
- TYPE_SIGNSAT: Text area with 3 lines at a very high altitude