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Re: How to plot the earth/world in 3D?

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  • Subject: [mg32959] Re: How to plot the earth/world in 3D?
  • From: aes <siegman at stanford.edu>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 02:07:17 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Stanford University
  • References: <a4vgl1$r48$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

> I am trying to plot the world in 3D perspective with countries
> properly situated and clipped if on the back side.  I need to
> then lay other 3D plots on the 3D world plot.
> 
> I tried "WorldPlot" with different projection options but none seems
> to show 3D.  (The closest is the LambertAzimuthal projection.)
> I use Mathematic 3.0 on a PC.
> 
> Are there any other commands or packages or tricks?


I'd also love to have a "GlobePlot" command, with the ability to overlay cities, 
country boundaries, points, great circles, etc, on the surface.


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