|PMGlobe, version 3.31||3 Aug 2009|
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You can choose to view the globe from any direction, or select one of a number of ‘standard’ views; the image shown on the globe’s surface can be a chosen from several built-in images, or can be loaded from external files.
In addition to simply displaying a picture of the world, PMGlobe will also let you light the globe as though by sunlight – so you can see at a glance those areas of the globe where the sun has risen, and where it is night; this is especially effective if you choose a full-screen view.
Further options add shading to the globe for a three-dimensional effect, alter the view of the twilight zone, let you measure and track distances between points on the globe, and let the globe be drawn without a frame or background.
With the command interface included with PMGlobe, you can add markers, labels, clocks, and graphics to the globe and have more control over its actions. If you wish, a series of commands can be put into a text file for execution, or you can use Rexx as a macro language for PMGlobe – all PMGlobe commands can be used in macros. Other features are described in detail below.
This document includes:
The algorithms, data, and code for PMGlobe were first developed for
PMGlobe for OS/2 and Palm Globe, globe
applications for OS/2 and the PalmPilotTM, respectively.
The current releases of PMGlobe for Windows, PalmPilot, and OS/2