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Globes

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When people think of earth many think of an image of a globe. If you search the NASA data bases you may find some images of earth with the round appearance of a globe.

Examples:







3D Globes

Africa
Asia Europe
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Oceania South America

Excellent maps are available from the CIA Factbook. 3D globes could be made using the maps as an object texture.
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/

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