[osg-users] South pole wtih VirtualPlanetBuilder

Christoph Ehrler ehrler-soft at gmx.de
Fri Sep 7 06:59:35 PDT 2007

Hi Christophe,

as Robert told this is normal because the BlueMarble texture you put
on the sphere is a cylindrical projection of the earths surface. Since
a cylinder has a curvature in only one direction but the sphere has
two there are distortions increasing with the distance to the equator
(only the equator is preserved in it's length by [normal] cylindrical

And because of this we need different projections for the poles
(azimuthal) and the rest of the world (cylindrical) you will find in
every atlas (geographic map collection)

Look at GoogleEarth, it's the same problem.

On 9/7/07, christophe loustaunau <christophe.loustaunau at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have generated a database with the bluemarble data, and I have found
> something strange
> on the south pole.
> Could someone who have also generated this database could look at the screen
> attached to the mail,
> and tell me if he have the same thing ?
> Thanks.
> Christophe.
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