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    Hi , I see that Gprojector has a resolution limit, how can I do to make more localized zooms on a specific part of the globe but have a higher resolution ? Because when I do tht to the max allowed one I do not get very good details .

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    From what I can see I don't think you can. It seems like G.projector down-samples the map image. I just did a test with the orthographic projection and zoomed in. I had drawn a small but very sharp and readable bit of text. When I brought it into G.projector and zoomed in it was not clear and crisp.
    I think others have used G.projector to get the map projection they wanted and then redrew their maps from there.

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    I liked couse of the projections but I seriously need a zooming option for gigher res.

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    I agree. I just started using it yesterday and thought it was incredible. Then realizing that it was down-sampling the image it became clear any map projection I did with it would have to be redrawn. That was a bit of a downer. But it is still one hell of a free program.
    The other option - you could use the map image that goes into G.projector and try to make a 3d sphere [with 3d software] using that map as the texture of the sphere. Then you could render the sphere from any/all sides and that would give you a globe at least. Then you could zoom in as much as you want without loosing detail. And since you have a height map you could use that as the bump map layer and your globe would look more 3d ie. lighting/shadow, etc.

    Obviously that is way more involved and time consuming though.
    edit - As an example I did this a long time back with a free 3d program called Anim8tor. The original image file was not real high resolution but if it had been the result would be high as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Naima View Post
    Hi , I see that Gprojector has a resolution limit, how can I do to make more localized zooms on a specific part of the globe but have a higher resolution ? Because when I do tht to the max allowed one I do not get very good details .
    You didn't like the Window>>Map Projection feature of Wilbur?

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    I tried it but the several settings always showed the same image and didn't seem to update, I coul only soom in and out

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    Make sure to use Surface>>Map Info and set the Edges to top=90, left=-180, right=180, and bottom=-90. Then click and drag on the map area of the Map Projection window to move things around (or enter the desired information directly in the dialog).

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    Yes but this is working for the "world map" , I dunno if I can add here "lines of latitudes and longitudes " as well as most importantly I am using a zoomed area, can I use this tool to represent a zoomed area with its curvature?its just a portion of the wall and not sure how to give it the correct bending .

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    For a grid in Wilbur, try View>>Overlay>>Rectangular Grid and set the units to degrees. You'll need to redraw the grid when you redraw the main view area.

    The Map Projection window allows you to select a projection, center of projection, and zoom factor. There isn't an offset within the projection, but the user interface for export clips the image size at 1 million by 1 million. The map projection will keep the curvature appropriate to your projection and parameters.

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