Map to Globe - Explore


Here are a few example globes to explore, using planetary maps from some planets within our Solar System.

Image credits: Earth and Pluto images by NASA. Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter images by James Hastings-Trew.

Map Distortion Examples

Below are maps with Tissot indicatries overlayed. These are intended to show what happens when maps of incorrect proportions are used with Map to Globe. The red ellipses should appear as perfect circles on the globe if the map is an equirectangular projection (indicating that there is no distortion at that point on the map). For non-equirectangular maps, notice how the red ellipses are not perfect circles on the globe (showing that the map is distorted at that point). Images By Eric Gaba (Sting - fr:Sting) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons