Little Planets? What are they? You can create little virtual planets using image editor, such Photoshop. First of all, you need a panorama picture. I've always have been interested in photography, and panoramic images. I've made few panorama images in real life, and then I had this idea, to try to do panoramas virtually, using Google Earth. Is that even possible?

Google Earth is virtual globe, which allows you to observe our beautiful blue planet. Google Earth also includes 3D option, using satellite imagery and geomaps Google Earth is able to build three-dimensional buildings and terrains. How to?

1. First, I had to find some cool and interesting locations. I navigated randomly around big cities, and some famous sightseeing places. After finding good location, I took screenshots.Using this 3D option, I took around 30-40 screenshots with Fraps - Screen Capture Software.

2. Using this 3D option, I took around 30-40 screenshots with Fraps - Screen Capture Software.

3. After that I stitch images together with PTGui Panorama Software. PTGui allows you to create panoramas fast and easy. PTGui includes stereographic option, which allows you to create Little Planets from panorama photos.Last step is to fix and enhance images with Photoshop.

4. Last step is to fix and enhance images with Photoshop.

At first, my images were full of gliches and visual problems. They were boring and colourless. Fixing them with Photoshop gives them some colors and variations. Creating one photo, takes around 30-60 minutes of my time. I'm planning to continue creating images like this, every time I find new interesting location. Here are few beautiful globe images that I have created over time.

Thanks to Google Earth - Map data: Google, DigitalGlobe.

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

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#2

London, England

London, England

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Jen Wb 3 years ago

But you missed out the Thames and all it's bridges!

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Amalfi, Italy

Amalfi, Italy

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Black Rock, Nevada, Usa

Black Rock, Nevada, Usa

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Nuclear Joe 3 years ago

It looks like the death star!

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Matterhorn, Alps

Matterhorn, Alps

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Nice, France

Nice, France

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Toshimaku, Tokyo, Japan

Toshimaku, Tokyo, Japan

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Tucson, Arizona, Usa

Tucson, Arizona, Usa

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

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Hawaii Kai, Usa

Hawaii Kai, Usa

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Hong-kong

Hong-kong

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Monkey D. Luffy 3 years ago

That's a lot of buildings.

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Luxembourg

Luxembourg

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Nagoya, Japan

Nagoya, Japan

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Central Park Ny, Usa

Central Park Ny, Usa

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Pisa, Italy

Pisa, Italy

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Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy

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Chicago, Usa

Chicago, Usa

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Frankfurt Am Main, Germany

Frankfurt Am Main, Germany

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Johannesburg, South-africa

Johannesburg, South-africa

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Kowloon, Hong Kong

Kowloon, Hong Kong

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Kowloon, Hong Kong

Kowloon, Hong Kong

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Las Vegas, Nevada, Usa

Las Vegas, Nevada, Usa

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#23

Matera, Italy

Matera, Italy

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Matera, Italy

Matera, Italy

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Moab, Utah, Usa

Moab, Utah, Usa

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Marunouchi-Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

Marunouchi-Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

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Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

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Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

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Port Of Oakland, California

Port Of Oakland, California

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Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki, Finland

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Tampere, Finland

Tampere, Finland

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Derpy Bob 3 years ago

I would love to see an Edinburgh one of these

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