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younglion
07-20-2006, 11:31 AM
Hello everyone,
I am working on making a map of North America, and I was wondering if anyone knew where I could get some image and bump maps of it. I have been searching, and I can't seem to find anything.
Thanks.:help:

T-Light
07-20-2006, 02:11 PM
There's images and possibly bumps on the content cd's, although possibly too low a res for what you're after. Try NASA for excellent high hres image maps (7000+ pixels across).

There's geological data out there that can be used for bump/displacement maps (GIS?) but I haven't looked in ages, sorry. You'll need the data and conversion software to use them. I'm sure someone else can help out there.

EDIT - I find it's easier using google for satelite maps rather than NASA - I find it's quicker, NASA's site can be a bit laborious.

Bog
07-20-2006, 03:12 PM
Here's a good start:

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/sseop/EFS/

But there are *boatloads* of NASA resources.

younglion
07-21-2006, 07:56 AM
Thanks guys.
Are there any images that are all of North America, or do I need to find several images and piece them together? Also, what are these images called (attatched), because I am having a hard time trying to find them. These are what I am looking for as well as texture maps.

stevecullum
07-21-2006, 08:04 AM
That looks like a DEM, or Digital Elevation Map. I doubt you will find a DEM of the whole of N.America as they are usually created in sections.

js33
07-21-2006, 08:04 AM
Thanks guys.
Are there any images that are all of North America, or do I need to find several images and piece them together? Also, what are these images called (attatched), because I am having a hard time trying to find them. These are what I am looking for as well as texture maps.

Try these. This is the Blue Marble collection. They have seperate land, cloud and lights images.
http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_set.php?categoryID=2363

Eisenhower
07-21-2006, 08:06 AM
Check here (http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/)

younglion
07-21-2006, 02:47 PM
Thanks js33 that's exactly what I was looking for.