This is an application that displays satellite images of whole earth in Azimuthal Equidistant projection centering on arbitrary points.
Double tap: Move the center of projection.
Pan: Translate maps (only in the translation mode). Revolve maps around the center of projection (only in the rotation mode).
Pinch: Zoom in or zoom out on maps (only in the translation mode).
The button on the left side of the toolbar: Switch between the translation and the rotation mode.
Long Press on the map: Display the shortest path between the center and the long-pressed point. Also, calculate the azimuth clockwise from North and the distance between these points, and show them in a text view. When tap the text view, the text view and the path disappear.
Tap the page curl button in the lower-right corner:
- Show/Hide lines of latitude and longitude.
- Show/Hide boundaries of countries.
- Show/Hide names of major cities.
- Show/Hide major airports. (Their names are visible when zooming in.)
- Center of projection can be specified in either of the following ways:
- entering longitude and latitude manually,
- selecting a city from a list of cities,
- getting the user's current location.
- Select the unit of distance: kilometer (km), mile (mi), nautical mile (nm).
This application uses the satellite images obtained from NASA's web site.
The maximum resolution of satellite images in this current version is 4/480 degrees per pixel. This application can be used in offline environment, but will be more limited in resolution.
Blue Marble: Next Generation was produced by Reto Stockli, NASA Earth Observatory (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center).
Natural Earth: Free vector map data @ naturalearthdata.com.
Airport data from OurAirports (http://www.ourairports.com/data/).
- Show major airports.
Ratings and Reviews
I love this app, but please fix the display box for distance!! When you find the distance between London and LA, there is not enough room in the display box to actually show it! Just reduce the font size, or increase the box size, or reduce the significant digits in the degrees. Really cool app.
This is all wrong! For starters, this map clearly shows the earth as a "flat" model, but there are no other changes. It's simply made into a flat version of what is already taught! Antarctica is not surrounding the earth, but at the bottom, just as the ball form. Lies! Don't waste your time. On top of that, the description says it's a SATELLITE IMAGE of the flat earth! That statement, in itself is one huge contradiction!
Thanks for takes the time to put this app together, I look forward to future updates.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.