Use globe display functions to visualize 3-D data over terrain, high-zoom-level basemaps, and other surfaces. Navigate globe displays interactively, or change your view programmatically by setting the camera position and camera rotation angles.
Display data such as flight trajectories over terrain and basemaps by using a geographic globe. You can plot height data with respect to the geoid, terrain, or WGS84 reference ellipsoid. For more information, see
Display data such as sea surface temperature and wind speed as a surface by using a globe projection. You can also use globe projections to model various reference ellipsoids, including ellipsoids for non-Earth planetary bodies. For more information, see
|Create geographic globe|
|Control geographic globe appearance and behavior|
|Geographic globe plot|
|Line Properties||Geographic line appearance and behavior|
|Set or query position of camera for geographic globe|
|Set or query height of camera for geographic globe|
|Set or query heading angle of camera for geographic globe|
|Set or query pitch angle of camera for geographic globe|
|Set or query roll angle of camera for geographic globe|
Add Custom Terrain and Basemaps
The geographic globe plots data over basemaps and terrain. Download some of these basemaps or add custom basemaps and terrain.
Find the ellipsoidal height of a point by using its orthometric height and a geoid model.
Interactively change the basemap of a geographic globe by using a drop-down menu.