Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Stunning Earth in 3D

You can now explore the world in stunning 3D on a new Mapbox and three.js powered map. Terra allows you to view some of the world's most beautiful geological sites on a WebGL 3D map.

Terra drapes Mapbox's satellite imagery over the platform's elevation data to create a 3D map of the world. The map includes a small inset map which provides quick links to some interesting locations around the world, such as Ayers Rock or the Grand Canyon. You can of course explore the world yourself by panning and zooming the large 3D map or clicking on a location in the smaller inset map.

You can learn more about how the map was created on the Mapbox Blog.

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