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How accurate are hard plastic Earth globes? [closed]

I think spatially, it should be fun to not do everything on gcmap.com sometimes. The cardboard one I had as a kid of course sucked. The paper gores were misaligned, there's no fine detail, the ...
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The WMS Access URLs and Data Format for viz.globe.gov

As I'm reading there are two popular formats for GIS data: KML and WMS. This tutorial says the access URL for the GLOBE WMS GetCapabilities is at ...
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Creating map gores in ArcGIS for Desktop?

Does anyone have clear instructions on creating gores for a globe in ArcGIS? I have tried to work with these: http://mappingcenter.esri.com/index.cfm?fa=ask.answers&q=1725 But have become ...
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Globe on my Qgis doesn't work.

OS : osx 10.9.2 * I just operated a clean osx installation. Globe have never worked since I started to learn QGIS. When I tried globe, it terminated QGIS then a message(see below) occurred. Any ...
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What programs would allow for the mapping of a geoid in 3d?

I would like to find a method for plotting an exaggerated geoid (e.g. topography): I primarily use R for my work but would be interested in other open source software options (e.g. QGIS w/ GRASS). ...
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Failed to publish globe service on ArcGIS Server. Error 001369

I'm trying to publish a globe service on our ArcGIS Server and in ArcGlobe I get this error message "Failed to publish service." ---> Went to Results: [h=1]001369 : Failed to create the ...
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How did Nova create the globes in Earth From Space?

Nova recently aired Earth From Space on PBS. (I highly recommend it.) Also found here on youtube. Produced in extensive consultation with NASA scientists, NOVA takes data from ...
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Can I use the globe plugin on a Windows OS and where can I find the plugin for QGIS?

I am trying to add my layers (health facilities and pertinent infrastructure within a region) to a 3D image of the landscape and someone recommended I use the Globe plugin. I can not find the Globe ...
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Why aren't 3D Globes used as the basis of GIS systems?

Maps have been around for thousands of years and have been widely accepted as the means of representing spatial information. We all know about several map projections,each with their merits and ...
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High Resolution Sinusoidal Interrupted Projection of the Earth

My grandfather built a rather large globe 10 years ago and never got to complete it (he started drawing about a fifth of it by hand and just gave up after that). I have been looking for a sinusoidal ...
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A globe without borders [closed]

I would very much like to purchase a globe that has no political borders. I don't want the continents all diced up into countries and I certainly don't want any names or labels: just the geography of ...
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QGIS Globe UnsupportedOperationException

My QGIS Globe is not working: After starting it, that massage pops up in a endless loop: UnsupportedOperationException: GeometryGraph::add(Geometry &): unknown geometry type: ...
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How much Water on Earth(USGS) : A Wrong Map representation?

I happened to read a USGS article, How much water is there on, in, and above the Earth? showing a representation of all the water(which includes water from Oceans, Seas,Bays,Ice caps, Glaciers, ...
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What projections should I use to make my own Globe?

Searching for an answer to this question, I found instructions posted by Gulf of Maine Research Institute showing how to create a globe. Using manual methods ... What approach would I take to ...
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Where can I find a high quality real globe of a decent size without axis?

I'm trying to find a physical globe of a high map quality that doesn't have any axis or bearings as the axis mounted on standard desk globes completely obscures the arctic regions. High-quality map ...
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List of Virtual Globes

I kept a listing of virtual globes in 2005 and 2006, but it's now woefully out of date http://geography2.blogspot.com/2005/11/listing-of-virtual-globes.html. Today, the main four seem to be: Google ...