18 Oct '11, 8pm

NASA and Japan Create Spectacular Map of Earth (Video)

NASA and Japan Create Spectacular Map of Earth (Video)

Google Earth is the go-to software for viewing the planet in detail. However, a new topographical map created by NASA and Japan's Advanced Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, or ASTER, instrument is showing up even Google Earth with a "global digital elevation model" that has a 3D effect. NASA /Public Domain NASA Satellite Reveals Grandeur of Arizona's Grand Canyon NASA writes that this is a "a significantly improved version of the most complete digital topographic map of Earth on Monday, produced with detailed measurements from NASA's Terra spacecraft." The map covers 99% of Earth's landmass, and the attention to accuracy is fairly striking -- its measurement points are a mere 98 feet apart. The improvements also include the addition of 260,000 stereo-pair images (two images slightly offset from one another to create a 3D effect) to the map. It is also free to use...

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