Mountain High Maps

Photorealistic globe and map images, derived from earth-observation satellite imagery, specially developed for licensed use in print and multimedia publishing.


The Earth Images Collection globes and maps were created using the Satellite Imagemap, a highly realistic image of the surface of the entire Earth. Derived from images taken in the 1980s and 1990s, the Satellite Imagemap represents an accurate and detailed portrait of our world at the end of the twentieth century. More than 30 gigabytes of data from three satellite systems were combined with digital map and terrain data to produce the natural colour Satellite Imagemap. Learn more about how the Earth Images Collection was created.