globe creator


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Me and my friends have created a custom world. And I was wondering if there were any online service that would turn our Mercator projection map into a globe of the world. Any help is appreciated. thank you


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You can actually do this with Google Earth. You'll first need to convert your 2D file into .KMZ format, then in Google Earth, you can simply open the KMZ file and see your world on the globe.

FWIW, Fractal Terrains 3 has native support for KMZ exports.


Laithoron wrote:

You can actually do this with Google Earth. You'll first need to convert your 2D file into .KMZ format, then in Google Earth, you can simply open the KMZ file and see your world on the globe.

FWIW, Fractal Terrains 3 has native support for KMZ exports.

Sorry to bug you again, how do you convert to .KMZ?


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Well, you haven't mentioned the file format of your existing map, so without that important detail, I can only suggest doing a Google Search for a program that will convert from whatever format your existing map is in (i.e. BMP, JPG, PNG) to KMZ.

Example: Suggested Search Syntax

Also (and this is meant to be a helpful tangent), don't use JPG as the format to which you save your maps while you are still in the process of editing them. Unlike BMP, PNG, TIF, and PSD which are "lossless" file types, the JPEG format loses quality each time you re-save it as it is a "lossy" file type. Therefore, it's fine to save a copy into JPG for posting on the web or sharing with others, but always go back to your lossless copy before making edits or adding new features.

Hope this helps, and please forgive the LMGTFY link... it was the best way I could think of to illustrate an effective search string. :)


Laithoron wrote:

Well, you haven't mentioned the file format of your existing map, so without that important detail, I can only suggest doing a Google Search for a program that will convert from whatever format your existing map is in (i.e. BMP, JPG, PNG) to KMZ.

Example: Suggested Search Syntax

Also (and this is meant to be a helpful tangent), don't use JPG as the format to which you save your maps while you are still in the process of editing them. Unlike BMP, PNG, TIF, and PSD which are "lossless" file types, the JPEG format loses quality each time you re-save it as it is a "lossy" file type. Therefore, it's fine to save a copy into JPG for posting on the web or sharing with others, but always go back to your lossless copy before making edits or adding new features.

Hope this helps, and please forgive the LMGTFY link... it was the best way I could think of to illustrate an effective search string. :)

It is a .jpg file. and so far you have been very helpful i almost am there


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Laithoron wrote:

Well, you haven't mentioned the file format of your existing map, so without that important detail, I can only suggest doing a Google Search for a program that will convert from whatever format your existing map is in (i.e. BMP, JPG, PNG) to KMZ.

Example: Suggested Search Syntax

Also (and this is meant to be a helpful tangent), don't use JPG as the format to which you save your maps while you are still in the process of editing them. Unlike BMP, PNG, TIF, and PSD which are "lossless" file types, the JPEG format loses quality each time you re-save it as it is a "lossy" file type. Therefore, it's fine to save a copy into JPG for posting on the web or sharing with others, but always go back to your lossless copy before making edits or adding new features.

Hope this helps, and please forgive the LMGTFY link... it was the best way I could think of to illustrate an effective search string. :)

Alright i have managed to make the globe that i have desired, thank you very much for the help. For anyone who may wish to use this thread in the future, use google earth. For a .jpg image, in the toolbar, there will be a button that says add image overlay. Select that, and next to the type box for the link, select browse, select your image, select "location", set north to (90° 0'0.00"N), Set south to (90° 0'0.00"S), West to (180° 0'0.00"W), and East to (180° 0'0.00"E). If everything goes right, you should have a globe of a custom world for yourself.


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Glad it worked out for you, congrats! :)


Somebody needs to do this for Golarion. Would love to be able to use Google Earth to find locations.

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