Thursday, January 05, 2017

Mapbox Terra

Mapbox Terra is a 3D map of the world. The map uses the MapboxGL platform to provide a 3D map which includes satellite imagery draped over an elevated model of the world.

Terra includes a small inset map which provides links to places around the world with some interesting landscape features, such as the Grand Canyon, Ayres Rock and the Pyrenees. It also includes controls to adjust the contrast and brightness of the satellite imagery. Because the map uses WebGL the brightness and contrast of the map can be adjusted on the fly in the browser.

Terra uses the same navigation controls as MapboxGL. This means that you can rotate and zoom the map (drag the map with your right-hand mouse button or use your AWSD keys).

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