Welcome to Earth3D
By changing the download behavior of the application it is now much faster (even faster than the C++ version). Try the
The program was ported to Java using JOGL for the 3D graphics. It can be started using Java Webstart and
should work on the platform Linux, Windows and Mac OS X without any problems and without any installation.
A first but yet unfinished version can be found here.
Added a donations page and added a first entry! Visit the page: Donations.
Working on new website using Apache Forrest. For now the old page can
be found here
The software to create heightfields for self created planets now also supports PNGs and is available from CVS.
A windows binary is available and will be released after successful testing.
Binary release of the server software for windows. The source for this and for all other
platforms is available from the CVS. The server software supports TIF and PNG as input (the windows
binary only supports PNG).
Started adding Blue Marble Next Generation data. It contains
500m/pixel maps, one for every month in 2004. I will continue to add these
maps one by one. Currently the months January, February, March and July are
Released version 1.0.4. It now supports local caching (like the 1.1.0)
version. It will automatically save and reuse all downloaded data up to
a given size (50MB default, which is normally quite sufficient, can be
configured using the options dialog). This makes it possible to use earth3d
with narrow band connections.
Released version 1.0.2. The only difference is, that 1.0.2 has support for using http proxys. The http proxy
can be set in the options dialog.
Added new Landsat 7 satellite images (15 GB data).
Corrected an error in the server sources that occured when trying to
import new map data that has a height that is a multiple of 256 pixels.
Uploaded server sources to the CVS and added some documentation about
it to the documentation page of this website.
Added some FAQ questions and a download location for the full dataset
link is in the FAQ).
Windows version released
First binary file releases for Linux and MacOS X.
Website update, new design