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Solar System: Earth
 
Surface Maps | Bump, Normal, Spec Maps | Cloud Maps | Night Maps | Close-ups | Other Earth Files
 
This page contains surface textures for the planet Earth.
Most textures here are based on data from the NASA project Blue Marble, but have been modified in various ways to enhance colors etc. The original Blue Marble data had a resolution of 42K (43200x21600), but the improved dataset "Blue Marble Next Generation" was made available in 2005, offering a resolution of 86400x43200 and better quality in many details. Note that a 64K texture made from the original dataset has less detail than one made from the "Next Generation" dataset.
Note that "(pre)shaded" refers to textures which have a static shadow already visible on the surface. Generally this looks better than a flat surface texture, but shadows may appear at the wrong side of a mountain because shadows don't follow changes to the sun's position. A "flat" texture on the other hand has no visible shadows, and thus looks pretty dull on it's own. It's highly recommended to use a Normalmap or Bumpmap with flat surface textures, but this requires more memory and more processing power. Using a preshaded texture with a Normalmap/Bumpmap is not recommended.
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Earth: Surface Map Textures
Screenshot File Size Creator Info
click to see screenshot Earth geology
SSC/CMOD/PNG

53M
Fenerit
Features Earth's geological features in 3D. More information about this addon
click to see screenshot Earth without water
1K/JPG
1K/DDS

457K
534K
Adirondack
Earth without its oceans and lakes. This version also contains a Normal Map. More information about this addon
click to see screenshot Earth without water 2
1K/JPG
1K/DDS

361K
543K
Adirondack
Earth without water and the desertification of its continents. This new version also comes with a Normal Map. More information about this addon
click to see screenshot Global Water Volume
SSC/PNG

18M
ParticleGrasp
Various blue spheres representing relative amounts of Earth's water in comparison
to the size of the Earth. More information about this addon
click to see screenshot Latitude-Longitude Grid
PNG

33K
Frank Gregorio
Earth Latitude and Longitude Grid overlay texture. More information about this addon
click to see screenshot Plate Tectonics
35M
Earthbyter
Continental drift from 140 myrs ago to present. More information about this addon
click to see screenshot Political Borders
CMOD/CELX/SSC

2.2M
Cham
Vincent
This add-on draws the political borders on Earth and shows the country names. More information about this addon
click to see screenshot Real color Earth surface
4K Earth texture PNG

10M
Shadmith
Earth texture in REAL colors. More information about this addon
click to see screenshot 32K VT Earth Surface Map
32K VT DDS

103M
Harald Schmidt
32K flat (non-shaded) Earth surface Virtual Texture. Special homepage for this Addon More information about this addon
click to see screenshot 64K Jestr Earth Mark I JPG
Levels 0-5 JPG
Levels 6-10 (With U.K.) JPG

130M
64M
Jestr
64K Earth, color saturated JPG Virtual Texture. More information about this addon
click to see screenshot 64K Jestr Earth Mark I DDS
Levels 0-5 DDS
Levels 6-10 (With U.K.) DDS

317M
96M
Jestr
64K Earth, color saturated DDS Virtual Texture. More information about this addon
click to see screenshot 64K Jestr Earth Mark II
Levels 0-4 DDS
Level 5, part 1 DDS
Level 5, part 2 DDS
Level 5, part 3 DDS
Level 5, part 4 DDS
Level 5, part 5 DDS
Level 5, Complete DDS

162M
55M
90M
86M
91M
70M
392M
Jestr
64K Earth, shaded DDS Virtual Texture. More information about this addon
click to see screenshot Informational maps
Earth oceanic floor map JPG
Earth crust magnetic map JPG
Earth magnetic anomalies JPG
Earth free air gravity map JPG
Earth Geoid map JPG
Earth Paleographic maps JPG

163K
252K
236K
125K
87K
3.4M
Ton Lindemann
Various alternate texture maps of Earth. More information about this addon
click to see screenshot Topographical Surface Map
JPG

1.8M
Javier Villalobos
Alternate texture (topographical) map of Earth. More information about this addon
click to see screenshot Total Sediment Thickness of the World
SSC/PNG

17M
Fenerit
Sediment Thickness of the World's Oceans & Marginal Seas. More information about this addon




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