A 3D Globe
The globe below is a genuine 3D globe rendered by X3Dom.
The result is a bit different from most other interactive globes that I've seen that are typically either:
A fundamental step is the triangulation of the land masses illustrated by the "Show triangulation" button.
- 2D images that are maps in orthographic projection or
- 3D renderings (using X3Dom or THREE) with a texture.