Virtual 3D Earth Explorer [Flash 3D Aerial Exploration of the Earth]

This is a quite simple three dimensional earth exploration bird-view-style flight web-application made with Adobe® Flash®. You can speedily fly around over the earth by very easy and intuitive mouse operations.

*This application is provided on an "as is" basis with absolutely no warranty.

*The application requires the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.

*Adobe and Flash are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.


Click on the title to start application. (1)Going forward: hold down mouse button to proceed. (2)Turning: Move mouse cursor horizontally off the center of the view to turn toward the way.

Compass (red arrow points the north) and latitude/longitude meters placed on the top-right corner of the window help your travels.

Conditions and Parameters

Here are some additional notes for those who are interested in physical parameters used in this application.

  • earth radius: 6367km
    slight ellipsoidal distortion of the planet is not considered in this application.
  • altitude(fixed): 150km above the sea level
    it's in the thermosphere region of the earth's atmosphere layers.
  • speed(max): about 1500km/s
    it takes 27sec or so to go round the earth at this velocity.
  • field of view: about +-40degree in horizontal direction
  • tilt angle of view: 10degree toward the ground surface

Legal Notice

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Limitation of Liability: shall not be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, special consequential or exemplary damages which may be incurred by you through your use of the software. The limitations on's liability to you shall apply whether or not has been advised of or should have been aware of the possibility of any such damages arising out of use of software.

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