Add-on:Paleomaps

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Paleomaps
Paleomaps
Paleomaps
Developer Withak
Latest release 1.0 / 2006-05-14
License Undefined
Web site World Wind Forums Thread

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This add-on was made using images developed by Dr. Ron Blakey at the University of Northern Arizona.

The globes presented in this series show how Earth may have appeared over the last 600 million years (Ma). The global views were prepared from rectangular projections drawn at a resolution of 3000x1500 pixels for each of the 26 time slices (small files of the rectangular maps are also included). Topography was "cloned" from digital elevation maps of modern Earth from the USGS. Colors were adjusted to portray climate and vegetation for the given time and location. The modern Earth was also drawn in this manner using a color pallet derived from satellite images created by ARC Science of Loveland, Colorado.

Permission to use the high-resolution images for non-commercial purposes was given by Dr. Blakey.

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