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    An overlay of a NASA image of city lights at night - i got it lined up pretty perfect.



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    Default Does not work for me

    All I see is a white globe with a dark blue circle at the north pole and a line at 180 degrees

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    you dont see white dots over the larger cities?

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    no, all I see is a white globe, brightness depending on the opacity. Changed a few settings, turned AF off and on, OpenGL and DirectX, detail area, even restarted computer, all I see is the globe. I checked the link and fiddled with the settings, nothing works. Pity, I love Earth at night, used to have it as my background.

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    Hmm, thats very odd indeed.. its working perfectly for me here..

    I'll make you a locally stored version, see if that works

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    Here you go Try this

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    That one worked, thanks!
    pretty... heh

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    Glad you like it! I had it set as my wallpaper for a while there too.. nasa have some amazing pictures; another one of our users used nasa's winter blue marble shot to make a file called Snowy World - its quite amazing too

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    i just downloaded both snowy world and night life. Both are FANNNTTAAASSSIICC

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    why is my google only display dah place with a box saying loading.. nuthin actually happen but i only can see a red box displayed loading... sumbody can explain it to me??

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    Have you downloaded the file provided in the first post here or in araTs post #6?

    The first doesn't work anymore, the second works....

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    Quote Originally Posted by araT
    Here you go Try this

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    I just downloaded your overlay and it works a treat. Many thanks.

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    Excellent job, I really love it!

    araT, did you do this nice piece of work?

    I'm asking because I'm wondering if the higher resolution pictures can be used for Google Earth, too. You know, it would be soooo nice to combine the full power of Google earth with the full power of the earth by night pictures.

    The highest resolution of the earth by night pics I downloaded somewhere is 16384x8192 (a tiff file, size is a bit more than 40 MB). Would it be possible to use that baby or is it too much work? Sorry for my ignorance, but I assume you originally started with such a picture and probably applied some kind of transformation to get whatever google earth needs for input.

    In case you are interested: copyright should be no problem IMHO, the file(s) are publicly available for download. I don't think there were any restrictions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fly-a-lot
    16384x8192 (a tiff file, size is a bit more than 40 MB)
    Just realized that the file size is probably the problem since it can't be loaded incrementally. As I said before, I didn't think about Google Earth's internals up to now. But I guess it's too much work to set up a set of files (or whatever) - if it's possible at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenixavatar2
    All I see is a white globe with a dark blue circle at the north pole and a line at 180 degrees
    Strange, I had exactly the same problem with the original file posted. araT version of the file thru just fine.

    Question araT, their are a couple of other files that would not mind setting as either screen saver or start page. How do I go about saving any of these files on my system rather than as a kml for google earth?
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