Earth renders using the Blue Marble next generation dataset
The full size images can be used for closeup views. The following view of Europe is rendered in combination with 6 arcsecond SRTM based elevation data.
The following images are detail views from a 8000x6000 render of this image.
|South-western alps||The Etna on Sicilia||The Sierra Nevada in Spain|
Here is a similar view of the north american west coast.
Detail views from a 8000x6000 render of this image:
|The north american Sierra Nevada||Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens,
Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams
|Monument valley and adjacent areas|
Views of the whole earth can be nicely rendered using the lower resolution (2km) versions. The examples below use this combined with the ETOPO2 data set for the elevation.