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    Default WebGL globe

    It'd be cool if the site included a WebGL globe like Cesium that could be used to display images from posts or galleries. Getting Cesium to display a single image in normal equidistant cylindrical projection is relatively simple. You just give it the URL, and optionally an extent (if it doesn't cover the full globe).

    It does have a problem if the image is larger than the largest texture your OpenGL implementation supports. This can be resolved by providing a tiled image service like WMS or TMS, which would also be cool for providing a way to do 'zoomable' maps (via OpenLayers or Leaflet). It's rather more complicated though as it would require something server side like GeoServer or GDAL2Tiles to provide the tiles.
    Last edited by Hai-Etlik; 11-17-2013 at 02:43 PM.

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