The Explorer is a geospatial web application for visualizing Earth. It is powered by ESA-NASA Web WorldWind which provides a 3D globe with terrain and imagery as well as 2D maps. The Explorer works on phones, tablets and desktop browsers.
With the Explorer, you can easily get the local time, sunrise and sunset times and solar angles for any point on the earth. You can also discover the terrain’s aspect, slope and elevation for any location. Plus, you can place markers for points of interest or for point weather forecasts. It has a search feature to find and go to places. And it includes realistic atmosphere and day/night effects, plus an accurate celestial star field.
Please report issues, feature requests and questions in the Explorer’s Issue Tracker on GitHub.
If you are a developer, pull requests are welcomed.
The Explorer uses the following open source libraries and technologies:
WorldWind.Earth and the Explorer are personal projects of Bruce Schubert. I am a software engineer on the NASA WorldWind team, but these projects are built and maintained in my spare time and the web sites are hosted using personal resources.