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kleinbl00  ·  986 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Greatest Map of the United States you'll ever see

Unfortunately giant, awesome globes are much harder to come by. I've been keeping my eye out.

I've got the humungous map, but I've also got a really nice Nat Geo atlas, as well as a historical atlas.

We'll see if she takes a shine to any of it.

goobster  ·  986 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've always wanted to paint a roughly square room with a map of the world... projected from the INSIDE. Like you were standing at the center of a globe, looking out at transparent walls.

Above you is the Arctic. Below you is Antarctica.

In the middle of the room I'd have a lamp, with a half-silvered bulb, that would rotate 365 degrees every 24 hours, so I could always just walk into the room and see the Terminator line... where the Sun was rising right now... where it was setting...

Man... I'd love that room.

kleinbl00  ·  986 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You can get a window on one...

And while it's a pale shadow of what you're shooting for, I've been using Earthdesk since version 4.

goobster  ·  986 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah... but there is something about sitting INSIDE a globe that fascinates me...