Keys to working with the Globe:
Data for for the globe can come in 3 distinct ways:
Both the still and series of images must be appropriately proportioned (projected) so as to look good displayed on the globe. If the image is not projected correctly, it will look bad or at least weird.
The orange spots cover the same sized area of the globe.
The projection of the data may look a little odd on a flat screen, but will look good on the globe.
Here is a map in the proper projection and how it looks on the Globe.
Here is a map with the wrong projection and how it looks on the globe
Here is the same map projected properly.
You can see if your images will look good on the Globe by uploading to Map to Globe.
Click on "Images" in the upper left corner, and select your file.
NOTE: Map to Globe only allows images up to 10Mb in size. The images on Mines' Globe can be much larger!!
The data for you image does not have to be of the entire globe. HOWEVER, your data must be laid over the top of entire globe. For example, you could have data showing the migratory patterns of sea turtles in the South Pacific. The data only covers the South Pacific, but the data must be placed on the entire globe--not a part of the globe.