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I can either be from MERIS (ESA) or from MODIS (Nasa). I already reached these sites:

http://www.unearthedoutdoors.net/global_data/true_marble/download

http://www.eosnap.com/public/mosri/2009/world/world-mosaic-final-100.jpg

But from the first I was not able to download, and from the second it is not available in tiff.

Thanks

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What do you mean with "good"? Which resolution? –  julien Apr 12 '12 at 11:43
    
4km would be ok (REF: unearthedoutdoors.net/global_data/true_marble/download). –  vascobnunes Apr 12 '12 at 13:30

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http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view.php?id=57752

...and pick your resolution with images from 2MB to 401MB

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those are not geotiff –  Below the Radar Jun 4 '13 at 14:30
    
You can use gdal_translate on those to get a decent-looking world map. The whole thing took about an hour fumbling around. –  Yablargo Nov 12 '13 at 15:40

True Marble Free Download

Download and use the 250m True Marble global dataset for free! This is a low resolution version of our full 15m product, but it is quite useful. Download to use on your web page or preview a purchase. We only ask that you display our copyright and reference this page when using it. Two types of files are available for download: GeoTIFF and PNG. The GeoTIFF files are better suited for GIS programs, but are generally a larger file size. The PNG files are for general image processing programs, but are not georeferenced. Most of these files are much too large for your web browser to display, so be sure to save the file directly to disk.

http://www.unearthedoutdoors.net/global_data/true_marble/download

or the Premium Product 15m Resolution Global Coverage $125,000

http://www.unearthedoutdoors.net/global_data/true_marble/purchase

Note: It cost's a lot of money to get a Satellite built of the ground and into orbit hence the price.

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this is the link I posted in the question. Download isn't working, at least for me. –  vascobnunes Apr 12 '12 at 13:32
    
Do you have a budget? –  Mapperz Apr 12 '12 at 13:33
    
nop :) It's not critical –  vascobnunes Apr 12 '12 at 13:35
    
Downloads don't work for me either. I get a 2kb .gz file which doesn't extract. –  Mr_Chimp Apr 12 '12 at 15:47
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Try the GeoTiff torrent –  Mapperz Apr 12 '12 at 16:23

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