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Can anyone recommend something to make globe views (what Arc calls the "view from space" projection)? I would like to be able to do this with both vector and elevation data, but any ideas are appreciated.

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Can anyone recommend something to make globe views (what Arc calls the "view from space" projection)? I would like to be able to do this with both vector and elevation data, but any ideas are appreciated.


Try Nasa WorldWind. You can overlay shapefiles, kml, and imagery.

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Can anyone recommend something to make globe views (what Arc calls the "view from space" projection)? I would like to be able to do this with both vector and elevation data, but any ideas are appreciated.


Try Nasa WorldWind. You can overlay shapefiles, kml, and imagery.


WorldWind would be perfect if I could export or save hi-resolution images, but it seems limited to screen shots.

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What's your budget for this?

VNS (3dnature.com) is certainly up for the task, but a bit pricy. Terragen and Bryce (there's been a free version that was released a few months ago) may be worth a look too.
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creating the "globe" effect in Arc is done by using one the orthographic projections (either north or south) and changing the "latitude of center" (via the modify button in the data frame props) to fit your needs.... if you already have that software.

you can find it in the CS/Projected/Polar area of the CS's.

I have no idea how this exports rasters, vectors export fine in my experience.

if you need more info to do this in arc, PM me... it's late.




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