|How To Navigate The Globe|
|Shift or Ctrl+Left-Click, Drag||Tilt|
Using combinations of the above, you can position the globe so as to fly over its surface, as if in orbit.
There are seven maps wrapped upon the globe. Each is available for view by selection in the control panel and are zoomable to varying degree, depending upon the source data resolution.
- The top level is Giovanni Maria Cassini's 1790 Map of the continents and oceans between them and shows the routes of three of Captain Cook's Voyages.
- "The Blue Marble" - A view of Earth from space assembled from spacecraft remote sensing data. This gives us the land and oceans, as they would appear without any clouds.
- "The Black Marble" - A view of Earth as seen from orbit on the local nightside of the planet, with terrestrial lights aglow.
- "Natural Earth" - A photographic view of Earth from space with clouds.
- Terrain Map - Assembled from spacecraft remote sensing and topographic data, this gives us land elevation, ocean bathymetric depth and textures.
- Terrain Map with Labels combines the Terrain Map with the Road Map.
- Road Map is current cartography data. It is zoomable to reveal geographic boundaries, cities, towns and individual streets. Depending upon your hardware and connection, the higher resolution tiles may take a bit of time to update for clarity and smooth rotation.