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Mountain High Maps GlobeShots®
Stunning Globe Views on CD ROM for Desktop and Electronic Publishers

GlobeShots from Digital Wisdom effectively puts the entire earth into the reach of any desktop publisher. GlobeShots is a unique CD-ROM collection of digitally enhanced global views shot from fifteen different strategic viewpoints.

Building on the models developed over twenty-man years for Mountain High Maps, the GlobeShots views are significantly more dramatic than those of comparable satellite images. Different backgrounds, effects, colorizations and resolutions provide a library of 267 different images. To emphasize relief, the vertical features are magnified by a factor of twenty over the horizontal scale.

Users can simply place the high-resolution four-color images into their documents as pieces of clipart. GlobeShots is extensively used in corporate presentations, magazines, multimedia, advertising, logo generation, annual reports, television production, and many other applications.

The GlobeShots CD-ROM includes a self-contained image browser for previewing thumbnails of the entire collection. Keyword retrieval allows image sub-sets to be assembled using such words as "Africa" or "Europe." The on-line reference guide also includes a view catalog for the entire Mountain High Map collection.


Complete GLOBESHOTS Collection of Globes for immediate download
  

Applications
Where previously the cost of a photo stock was expensive or not appropriate for your project, you can now customize and liven up your presentation or artwork with GlobeShots images. If you already use photographic material, you can use GlobeShots to prototype a layout for a client without going to the expense of photo stock material. The competitive pricing and allows use in advertising, promotional material, corporate presentations, multimedia and many other applications.

Compatibility
MOUNTAIN HIGH MAPS GlobeShots® is published on a hybrid CD-ROM disc for PC/Windows/Unix (ISO 9660) or Macintosh (HFS format) computers. These images can be opened by any software package that imports TIFF (high resolution library), PICT or BMP format (low resolution library) files from a CD-ROM drive. The album pack includes CD-ROM with interactive user guide, warranty and registration card, and license agreement.

File Formats
The collection of 267 RGB globe images are divided as follows:
103 High resolution 300dpi, TIFF (Mac/Windows), 13.9 Mb, 2200 x 2200 pixels, made up of:
    60 Globes with white backgrounds in four consistent color schemes
    21 Globes with colored backgrounds in the same four color schemes
    22 Interchangeable backgrounds including Blend, Halo and Star effects
Multiple Cloud foreground effects
Sets of circle and shading masks to cut-out and edit globes
164 Low resolution 72dpi, PICT (Mac) or BMP(Windows), 900 Kb, 640 x 480 pixels with colored backgrounds

File Sizes
The CD-ROM data occupies the full capacity of 650 Mbytes divided for both platforms. The high resolution maps are 13.9 Mbytes and are compressed to approx 2.2 Mbytes using LZW allowing the files to open and decompress directly into most applications.

Map Scales
Horizontal scale of the globes is in the order of 1:17,000,000 giving a resolution of 4,500 meters per pixel. The vertical scale is 1:800,000, with contour intervals of 250 metres. To emphasize relief, the elevation scales have been exaggerated by 20 times the normal elevation factor.

Global Viewpoints
The 267 globes on the GlobeShots CD-ROM are categorized into 15 strategic viewing areas which cover the most important land masses, economic centers, geo-political and physical points of interest. The HR and LR numbers indicate the number of high resolution and low resolution images on the GlobeShots CD-ROM:
Australasia America North Pole Atlantic Indian Ocean
5 HR - 9 LR 5 HR - 9 LR 5 HR - 9 LR 5 HR - 9 LR 5 HR - 9 LR
North Atlantic South Pole Africa Eurasia South America
5 HR - 9 LR 5 HR - 9 LR 7 HR - 27 LR 5 HR - 9 LR 5 HR - 9 LR
Europe Pacific Rim Middle East North America North Atlantic
7 HR - 11 LR 5 HR - 9 LR 5 HR - 9 LR 7 HR - 27 LR 5 HR - 0 LR


Color schemes used in the high and low resolution series feature in addition to the traditional blue sea & natural vegetation land, a selection of water colors including light and dark green, yellow, red, with variations of terrain colors for the 15 viewpoints. To review all the permutations, either download the GlobeShots Preview Catalog or check the Color Scheme page showing the main variations.

Preview Catalog
The CD-ROM features a self contained Image Browser for previewing thumbnails of the entire collection. Each thumbnail view is referenced and includes name, file size, location and a string of keywords that describe the image. Keyword retrieval allows image sub-sets to be assembled using such words as 'Africa' or 'Europe'. The GlobeShots Catalog and associated the Catalog Viewer software can be downloaded to your Macintosh or Windows computer, follow the appropriate download directions or you can view the 220 X 220 pixel thumbnails online directly: Africa/Europe; America; Asia/Australia; Ocean; Polar.

Licensing
Reproduction rights granted with your purchase of GlobeShots® allow internal use and, with free registration, almost unlimited commercial use. The only restrictions we impose are that the GlobeShots collection should not form part of another clip art collection. Check out the full copy of the GlobeShots License Agreement.

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