About this Site
The Views of the Earth are a collection of views of the earth surface, generated artificially by use of a Computer. I started this collection in 2006 and it meanwhile contains over 200 images.
The images here are generated with a method completely different from the one used by programs like Google Earth or NASA World Wind. This technique (raytracing) allows higher quality and more realistic renderings and also can be used to produce much larger and more detailed views as demonstrated by the 5 Gigapixel image.
The selection of motives and the style of the views here is based on my personal ideas and preferences. In addition i also offer images for commercial use generated with the same techniques on the Imagico.de services and products.
- To find out more about the technical details how these images are created see the technical information page.
- You can order prints of a selection of the earth views shown here on the print order page.
- Information on the topic of image licensing can be found on the licensing information page.
- The programs and data sources used for creating these images are listed on the credits page.
- I added a frequently asked questions page with questions i have been frequently asked concerning this site and the images here.
- You can find everything else on this website on the Sitemap.