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I'm working on a tool to visualize climate data in Google Earth Engine, and it'd be very nice if I could view the Earth as a 3D globe (i.e., from "space", rotate it, etc) rather than a 2D projection.

Is this possible with Earth Engine?

I'm unsure whether there's an obvious interface option I'm missing, whether I'd need to do this in the javascript somehow, or if it's simply impossible.

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If you are referring to using the Earth Engine Code Editor, the map viewer component is a 2-D interactive map.

However, you can use the Code Editor's Export.map.toCloudStorage() method to produce a set of tiles that can be viewed by Google Earth. See the Exporting Maps section of the Earth Engine docs.

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Here is a link to open this example in Google Earth.

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