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Earth Imaginary line , its application [duplicate]

In asked question I have attached image which is some separator line on globe. I googled/stackoveflowed but did not find answer for following questions (for kid's home work). What is the name of ...
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Using grid in globe map indicator of ArcGIS Pro?

I'm trying to reproduce a map indicator such as: But in ArcGIS Pro, grids are only available to 2D maps. So far I've got this: Is there a way to add a grid in 3D maps without adding an extra layer (...
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QGIS globe map - label distortion [duplicate]

I have created an azimuth orthographic projection map (basically a globe, I've used this custom CRS: +proj=ortho +lat_0=51.470129 +lon_0=-0.452751 +x_0=0 +y_0=0 +a=6371000 +b=6371000 +units=m +no_defs ...
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How to open G.L.O.B.E. DEM files from NOAA

I need to open a free GLOBE DEM. I have downloaded some tiles from: https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/topo/gltiles.html, but I don't know which software should I use in order to open those files. Is ...
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Using azimuthal equidistant projection with buffers in QGIS?

I am a journalist. My goal: A globe that shows the range ok North Koreas ICBMs - the azimuthal equidistant projection centered on NK. My steps so far: Created Standard QGIS project (EPSG:4326) ...
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Making a transparent globe in ArcGIS Pro

In ArcGIS Pro (2.1), I'm attempting to create a 3D scene in which the underlying basemap is transparent such that I can see through the oceans. I'm trying to get an effect similar to this. Or this: ...
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3D globe from GIS data (QGIS shapefiles or PostGIS)

I'm looking to create an interactive 3D globe (in Unity 3D in case it matters) that gets its data from a GIS backend. I'm using QGIS as my editor and I can store the data in shapefiles or PostGIS. All ...
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How to make maps in QGIS or Openstreetmap, etc. to wrap around a physical sphere? [duplicate]

How do I go about creating a map of the earth in QGIS or Openstreetmap, etc. and then export art in the appropriate projection so that it can be wrapped around a sphere?
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GPS position within search zone on globe?

How to check if some ocean drifters traveled through MH370 search zone which can be defined by 4 points on globe. I need mathematical equation to calculate if the GPS position of some ocean drifters ...
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Definition of the Authagraph projection

I recently came across this new map projection, the Authagraph. It seems pretty interesting and I'd like to play around with it, but I can't seem to find the math for projecting it, short of deriving ...
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Minimum cost path on the whole globe?

I am trying to generate the maritime distance between seaports across the world. I am using the cost distance and cost path tool from ArcGIS to extract the shipping lanes from a raster file which ...
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QGIS 2.14.x missing Globe-PlugIn on Fedora 23/24

QGIS 2.14.3 on Fedora 23 does not provide the Globe-Plugin. The package qgis-plugin-globe like used in *buntu is also not available. Also postinstalling osgearth did not help. Anyone a solution to ...
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QGIS 3D Globe Plugin Elevation Map Projection

I'm trying to get a map setup using the QGIS 'Globe Plugin'. I've been trying to use the UK Environment Agency LIDAR data as an elevation map. After a bit of puzzling this out I've found that the ...
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Qgis globe plugin (2.16) missing on Ubuntu 14.04

I just upgraded from Qgis 2.14 to 2.16 and I can't get the Globe plugin to work. Apparently, under Ubuntu it is necessary to install it separately. But in the Ubuntugis repository, only version 2.14 ...
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Is it possible to extrude a vector layer with QGIS 2.16 Globe plugin?

With the new version of Qgis ( 2.16) it is stated that the extension was rewritten globe . Is it possible to extrude a vector layer with a height parameter and if it is possible to have the procedure?...
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Why is the Globe plugin missing in QGIS 2.17.0 master?

It seems that the 'Globe' plugin is missing in QGIS 2.17.0 master. Is this a bug or is there something I'm doing wrong:
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Web Mercator to 3d globe projection problems

I've been trying to use map tile images from services like OpenStreetMap to create a globe, and I've mostly succeeded. The problem is that when I compare my globe to one using the same image source ...
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Creating gores for globe?

I'm trying to convert an equirectangular map into a sinusoidal interrupted projection (with 10 or 20 degree gores) with the intention of making a globe with the gores once printed out. However, I'm ...
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Projecting a world map on 6 segments to print on ball

Working with QGis and data from Natural Earth I would like to prepare a world map (1:50 000) for a globe that can be printed in 6 segments, which glued together build a ‘sphere’ (ball) according to ...
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Heatmap on globe - distortion problems

I want to display a heatmap (png) on a globe in an android app. The heatmap is generated programmatically. The heatmap consists of colored circles. I upload the png to geosserver and display it as ...
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How to create 3D globe images highlighting a specific country or 2D country map with capital?

I am building an Anki flashcard set that should contain country flags, names and (ideally) a 3D globe with the country outlined, as can be seen on Wikipedia. I've already completed the part that ...
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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 http://viz.globe.gov/viz-bin/wmt.cgi?SERVICE=WMS&...
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Creating map gores in ArcGIS for Desktop? [closed]

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 lost....
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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 Idea?...
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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). I ...
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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 earth-observing ...
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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 ...