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3 de Abril 2006

Global Cloud Map is Back

Global Cloud Map in Google EarthA couple of weeks ago the really nice Global Cloud Map I had written about last September stopped working. I contacted the author Chris Parsons, 'ChrisMDP' at the Google Earth Community, and found out he could no longer host it. This weekend I contacted some folks on the GE team and they were kind enough to host the image and code for us. If you haven't seen this before, it is a near real-time representation of the entire globe of clouds (updated every 3 hours). It makes Google Earth look like the real Earth from space. One thing that makes it nice is the satellite images are processed to put transparency where there are no clouds (so the Earth comes through clearly). Download the new Global Cloud Map now and enjoy! Here's 'ChrisMDP's new thread for the replacement version.

Enviado por FrankTaylor at 3 de Abril 2006 a las 05:15 PM

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    Very cool!

    Enviado por: mliving at 3 de Abril 2006 a las 06:31 PM

    Wow that's one of the best overlays I have seen.

    Enviado por: GEH4EVR at 4 de Abril 2006 a las 08:46 AM

    Now if we could only set the altitude so that when I zoom in below a certain point the clouds are above me.

    Enviado por: Adam at 4 de Abril 2006 a las 09:45 AM

    Maybe it's just me but this doesn't update very often. At all.

    Enviado por: KevO at 4 de Abril 2006 a las 06:28 PM

    It appears the original data source only updates once every 3 hours. I've changed the blog entry to reflect this.

    Enviado por: Frank Taylor at 4 de Abril 2006 a las 07:52 PM

    I tried the updated link but I just get a nice closeup view of the USA and no clouds - as much as I'm sure like me to think that the States is forever in sunshine, I just can't believe it :)

    Any ideas?

    (I'm using the latest Version 3 of GE - 4 Beta is not very smooth to use)

    Enviado por: Richard at 29 de Junio 2006 a las 08:17 AM

    If we could see how the clouds have moved in the last 24 hours (or the last few days) we could even estimate where they will move to and whether the rain will stop soon.

    Enviado por: Berthold Pasch at 12 de Febrero 2007 a las 01:25 PM

    Wowz,near real time.Finally I found it.

    Enviado por: Fariz at 15 de Marzo 2007 a las 10:54 AM

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