Black Marble in Cesium


Yesterday, NASA Earth Observatory released a new, high-resolution view of the Earth at night, dubbed the Black Marble. It was straightforward to turn the approximately 400 megabyte image file into a pyramid of image tiles and display it on an interactive, 3D, Cesium globe.

black marble NASA Black Marble in Cesium

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