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Author Topic:   Earthlights - 0ooh pwetty :)
=DNX= Matrix
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posted April 03, 2002 09:44 AM            

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-DNX-Ni
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posted April 03, 2002 11:26 AM            
oi can see the pub from here! mm...drink!

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Dreamer
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posted April 03, 2002 11:31 AM         
Nice I can see my city... Pretty small compared to those Californian Megaplexes... Oh well, so is Germany

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coax
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posted April 03, 2002 11:42 AM            
Look New York seems to have places that have huge light areas.

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Paranor
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posted April 03, 2002 11:51 AM            
I can see the Fox Cities!


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synack
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posted April 03, 2002 11:54 AM         
Damn. Left my porch lights on again.

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=DNX= Matrix
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posted April 03, 2002 12:53 PM            
My electricity bill just arrived:

AAAARRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

*Thudd*

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Kevlar
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posted April 03, 2002 01:34 PM            
Would you look at that...

Those people still have their Christmas lights up...

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Random Chaos
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posted April 03, 2002 01:41 PM            
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/BlueMarble/

PS - I have 21600x21600 images of each
hemisphere and a 10800x21600 image of the whole
earth on my computer if anyone wants it .
Note they are all streached to square or
rectangular so they can be used in 3d renders...

--RC

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Dreamer
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posted April 03, 2002 02:45 PM         
gimme

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Teulk
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posted April 03, 2002 03:06 PM            
sounds great..how do I get them from you

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Random Chaos
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posted April 03, 2002 03:44 PM            
If you want the big ones (they are the earth images, not the night images - full bathsymetry too {that is ocean
elevation representation}):

FTP server: 141.195.132.181
Port: 28888 (note - non-standard port)
User: lda
Pass: lda

Server is up and down sporatically. Grab the 2 21600x21600 JPGs and the 1 21600x10800 JPG in the Larger Images
subfolder. The RAW files there are the same and you can't notice any difference when open.

NOTE! Requires Adobe Photoshop to open! Paint Shop Pro WILL NOT OPEN THESE FILES - they are too large. They may take
20-40 minutes to open so don't plan to use your comp for anything if you plan to open them...

Enjoy!

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Teulk
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posted April 03, 2002 03:48 PM            
OK..here I go showing off my ignorance--once should be enough..how do I access the server..( hides in shame)

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SuperUnknown
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posted April 03, 2002 03:50 PM            
Cool.Now who wants to open up Photoshop and write the name of every major city for each bright dot?

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Teulk
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posted April 03, 2002 03:50 PM            
Take that back..tried it out for myself...loading the page as we speak...I'm gonna have to use this thing more often!!

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Teulk
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posted April 03, 2002 03:52 PM            
Take the taking back back...page would not open..maybe I'll need a clue ( or two ) after all

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MexIndian
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posted April 03, 2002 05:35 PM            
Hey RC, will they wrap spherically?
Do you have something more....handleable but that looks that nice?

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synack
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posted April 03, 2002 05:57 PM         
I not so much concerned if they'll wrap spherically, as I am if they'll wax poetically?

*thudd* lol rixy

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Random Chaos
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posted April 03, 2002 06:02 PM            
Um...more managable - go check the link I gave above. And yes - they wrap spherically.

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=DNX= Matrix
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posted April 03, 2002 06:16 PM            
They will be a nightmare for me RC any chance of some 2000 wide versions ?

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Kevlar
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posted April 03, 2002 07:29 PM            
Actually it won't take 40 minutes to open them if you just want to view them and not edit them, download the ERViewer.

It is specifically designed for opening and zooming and panning in large aerials and images.

Go here click on download at the top and look for ER Viewer v2.0c with the word free on the right.
http://www.ermapper.com/

It should open them almost instantly, especially the tiffs. We use them for large aerials, but it will open almost any kind of GIS image file and super quick.

It has dynamic-zoom, you click hold and drag up or down to zoom in and out quickly. But its a viewer and not an editor.


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DANG UBB CODE!

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Random Chaos
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posted April 03, 2002 09:00 PM            
SMALLER VERSIONS (as I have said) are downloadable here:
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/BlueMarble/Images/land_ocean_ice_350.jpg

The BIG ONES are on my FTP server. You can't find them at the above link and they are VERY hard to find anywhere!

The bigger ones:
(each hemisphere seperate)
Size ~ 280MBs each
ftp://lda:lda@141.195.132.181:28888/Larger_Images/MOD09A1_E_interpol_cyl_retouched_topo_bathymetry.3x21600x21600.jpg
ftp://lda:lda@141.195.132.181:28888/Larger_Images/MOD09A1_W_interpol_cyl_retouched_topo_bathymetry.3x21600x21600.jpg

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Dreamer
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posted April 04, 2002 06:21 AM         
Larger versions of the "earthlights" pic available at http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/viewrecord?5826

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Dreamer
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posted April 04, 2002 06:45 AM         

Weird.
Population of Hamburg: ~1 700 000
Population of Muenster: ~350 000

compare the areas lit by both cities....

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Random Chaos
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posted April 04, 2002 08:56 AM            
You can't even make out where I live. Its sandwitched between two HUGE east cost dots. If you can find the chesapeak bay, go about half way up then left to the dots there. But you can't make out the dots for my town (~150k people if I remember right).

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