The Grand Tour Overlay of all bodies in the Solar System that I am working on contains many overlays that are over 8K on resolution (or 8192 pixels by 4096 pixels). Not all computers can handle overlays of up to 16K (16384 by 8192 pixels) and some older computers can't handle overlays larger than 4K (4096/2048 pixels). To see what size layers Google Earth can support on your computer, go to "Help", "About Google Earth" "Maximum Texture Size" I whipped up a lower resolution version of the Grand tour over the past few days with textures of all spherical objects in the Solar System with textures up to 4K for computers that are unable to handle 16K textures.
The Grand Tour Lite contains overlays of: Sun Mercury Venus Ceres Jupiter - Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto Saturn - Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione, Rhea, Titan, Iapetus Uranus - Miranda, Ariel, Umbriel, Titania, Oberon Neptune - Triton Pluto - Charon
Venus 4K, The makers of some of these textures did an exquisite job cramming details despite their resolution.
Venus and Titan have multiple maps with topography, clouds, and surface being the map choices.
While most of these overlays look amazing from a distance as with Io here, zooming in so the sphere covers more than half the screen begins to show their pixelation. They are mainly more for fun viewing than education. Simple overlays like this were common in the days of the classic GEC forum when everyone had less capable computers. The main grand tour overlay has textures so detailed one can make the sphere cover the whole screen before becoming notably pixelated, as if it was an actual Google Globe.
KitsuneFox: In the Unites States, the most Easterly point, that is drivable, is the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse in Maine. Technically that is the first place someone could celebrate New Years in the 'states. goo.gl/maps/YtsPgzoNuqrpVjfVA
Dec 26, 2021 13:48:21 GMT
KitsuneFox: Happy 'Black Friday'! Dubai Mall is the world's current largest shopping center by total area, boasting an area of over 12,000,000 square feet. goo.gl/maps/oUVzRzr3PUdkYhvX8
Nov 26, 2021 12:14:42 GMT