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GLOBE: A Gallery of High Resolution Images


World Maps, topographic color and shaded relief from GLOBE Elevations with bathymetry from Smith and Sandwell. GLOBE color shaded relief image
World Maps with "Stable Lights" (cities, some villages, gas flares in oil fields, etc.) from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program
Images of the continents and other large areas (GLOBE elevations only). Some with Stable Lights (see above), others without. Some continents at full GLOBE resolution, others reduced as necessary to fit browser limitations (still, you may have to enlarge your browser's preference settings for memory and disk cache).


3 arc-minute World Map showing a model of global elevations during the peak of the last ice age, about 18,000 years ago (when mean Sea Level was 110 meters below the present level). Smaller version of the same map