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BazC
08-31-2007, 05:53 AM
Does anyone know where I might find a fairly high res height/displacement map of the Atlantic seabed showing continental shelves, mid atlantic ridge etc.

I'm not getting very far with Google so far! Thanks for any help.

Barry

Lightwolf
08-31-2007, 07:17 AM
Search for Bathymetry.

Or just try this: http://www.shadedrelief.com/cleantopo2/#data

Cheers,
Mike

starbase1
08-31-2007, 07:25 AM
Take a look at the second generation blue marble stuff here:

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/BlueMarble/BlueMarble_monthlies.html

And check the links at the bottom of that page.

The highest res maps are VAST.

See also:
http://www.bodc.ac.uk/projects/international/gebco/gebco_digital_atlas/

Nick

BazC
08-31-2007, 07:44 AM
Brilliant! Thanks guys! :D

Signal to Noise
08-31-2007, 09:01 AM
Those images are pretty cool!

starbase1
08-31-2007, 09:07 AM
Those images are pretty cool!

Yep, it's a real shame native lightwave won't handle the very biggest.

Lightwolf
08-31-2007, 09:10 AM
Yep, it's a real shame native lightwave won't handle the very biggest.
*shrug* ;)

Cheers,
Mike

BazC
08-31-2007, 11:19 AM
*shrug* ;)

Cheers,
Mike

LOL! (cough!)Infinimap Pro!(cough!)

Lightwolf
08-31-2007, 12:04 PM
LOL! (cough!)Infinimap Pro!(cough!)
;D

Cheers,
Mike (and yes, I know starbase1 doesn't have the budget for it)

starbase1
08-31-2007, 03:56 PM
;D

Cheers,
Mike (and yes, I know starbase1 doesn't have the budget for it)

Yep, while I am sure the studios consider it a bargain, it's nowhere near amateur pricing, and might as well be infinibucks pro for me... It's one mother of a price for an image loader, not far of the price to move up to an entire new version of LW as a whole.

And I fail to see why LW crashes at the image sizes it does, when it has not even used all available physical memory...

archijam
08-31-2007, 04:15 PM
Supply and demand. Someone's payin it ...

And think of all the probono work he does for port-less mac users ;) ..

Nice resources here. Cheers! *Thread bookmarked*

j.

Lightwolf
08-31-2007, 04:32 PM
Yep, while I am sure the studios consider it a bargain, it's nowhere near amateur pricing, and might as well be infinibucks pro for me... It's one mother of a price for an image loader, not far of the price to move up to an entire new version of LW as a whole.
While don't want to really argue it... I'd love to give it away for free. Then again, considering the years of development behind it I can't. It is a bargain if you look at other applications that supposedly handle huge images gracefully, and it is a niche product indeed.
Who knows... we might just be working on something though ;)

And I fail to see why LW crashes at the image sizes it does, when it has not even used all available physical memory...
I absolutely agree here, LW has some serious memory issues with larger images.

Cheers,
Mike