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ClimateViewer 3D is an amazing source of unique maps covering climate change, pollution, privacy, exploration, migration, geosciences, architecture, green energy solutions, sunken ships, airplane crash sites, weather modification and more. Create a custom mix of map layers and share it with your friends (Click the icon). ClimateViewer 3D is a fun way to learn about your world by combining layers and connecting the dots!

ClimateViewer 3D’s live updates on severe weather, earthquakes, fires, and other life-threatening events will give you peace of mind in one all-inclusive app. With cutting-edge technology, real-time geophysical monitoring, and a visual tour of our planetary problems, ClimateViewer 3D is your source for up-to-the-second situational awareness on a stunning 3D globe.

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ClimateViewer 3D

This image shows our ClimateViewer 3D (2013, Google Earth) app displaying the following layers: North American Pollutant Releases and Transfers, ten most radioactive places on Earth, nuclear test explosions, 50 nuclear nightmares, world wide power plants, contaminated coal waste, fracking America, worst oil spills in history, Weather Modification Association and NOAA 2012 cloud seeding projects

ClimateViewer 3D FAQ

Click the "Add Maps" button () in the top right to show or hide the map menu, then click on a map in the list to make it appear on the globe. Click the map again to remove it from the globe. Click the info icon () to show details about that map. For more information, watch the YouTube tutorial video above.

Navigation Controls

=   Zoom in.
=   Reset View (zoom out).
=   Zoom out.

Main Controls

=   Open Sidebar (this is where the fun starts).
=   Generate URL to share all currently active maps.
=   Clear Globe. Remove all maps.
=   Toggle Sunlight.
=   Toggle Timeline.

Sidebar Controls

=   Filter map list - Show active/all maps.
=   Collapse map category list.
=   Scroll to map menu top.
=   Close the map menu.

Map Controls

=   Load Map (display on map).
=   Map is currently loading.
=   Map is loaded.
=   Show list of map markers. Click list entries and fly to their location!
=   Show map sliders. Control map opacity, color, etc.
=   Toggle Map Details.
=   New Map!
=   Warning, Large Map - High-performance processor required, may crash on weaker systems.

Does Cesium require an install or a plugin?

No. Cesium runs without an install. It uses HTML5 standards, namely WebGL, that are natively supported by browsers.

What browsers are supported?

Recent versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer 11 are supported and tested with every release. Safari and Opera both work as well, but are not as actively tested.

What operating systems are supported?

Cesium runs on any platform with a WebGL capable browser, including Windows, Linux, OS X, Android, iOS, and Windows Phone.

What video cards are supported?

Cesium works on any video card that supports WebGL. This includes almost all NVIDIA and AMD cards made since 2004 as well as recent Intel video cards.

To see if your video card supports WebGL, visit our WebGL Report.

Video Tutorial

Watch this video on YouTube • VIDEO LINK

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