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    Hey everyone!

    I'm interested in making a globe of the moon Europa. I already have a rectangular jpg map, but I am looking for some type of program or photoshop method to make it look like this: http://ukrmap.su/program2010/g6/rozd...s/image075.gif

    Any recommendations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrjsweeney View Post
    Hey everyone!

    I'm interested in making a globe of the moon Europa. I already have a rectangular jpg map, but I am looking for some type of program or photoshop method to make it look like this: http://ukrmap.su/program2010/g6/rozd...s/image075.gif

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    If the "Rectangular map" is in an Equidistant Cylindrical/Equirectangular projection, you can use G.Projector. Pick the "Sinusoidal" projection and select "Interrupted: 30° gores".

    It's not identical to the projection you linked to (which appears to use transverse cylindrical gores rather than normal pseudocylindrical ones) but it's pretty close. If your base map is not in the right projection, or you really need that transverse output, things get complicated and a lot more work.

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    Welcome here I think you should make your map more clear.
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    Hi! Thank you so much for your help! Unfortunately I am not very familiar with map projections, and so to escape any further ignorance I am including the map that I want to make into a globe.Click image for larger version. 

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    Yes, that's the projection you need to use with G.Projector.

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    Alas, I suppose I was not meant to make this map! When I try running G.Projector on my computer it keeps popping up with an error message. I've tried a lot of stuff to fix it, but it just won't work. Thanks anyways!

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    Here

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Wow, thank you so so much!!! I really appreciate that, it means a heck of a lot to me!

    Definitely one of the best forums I've ever been to!

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    Can you show us a photo of the finished globe, please?

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    I definitely will! I'm actually going to add the feature names and longitude/latitude to the finished globe and then move on to the other Galilean satellites afterwards, so I will keep everyone posted

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