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Monday, August 04, 2008

Himalaya Atlas of Aerial Panoramas
01 Aug 2008

California Geographical Survey, Department of Geography, California State University Northridge, CA, US
Supplied note:
"I am pleased to announce the preliminary release of the Himalaya Atlas of Aerial Panoramas, the latest in a series of collections of photorealistic aerial views created [by Dr. William A. Bowen, professor emeritus of the Department of Geography at California State University Northridge - ed.] for Web distribution. The atlas contains over 700 computer generated panoramas that portray every square foot of the vast range between Arunachal Pradesh on the east and Uttar Pradesh on the west, including all of Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, and portions of Tibet and the lowlands of India. Seeing the Earth from a high place allows us to grasp quickly the essential geography of vast regions that eludes those who are earth bound. Most of these panoramas were created between virtual elevation of 50 to 200 kilometers above sea level with a virtual 35 mm camera equipped with a 22 mm lens. Normally the vistas encompass much more than a thousand square miles (259,000 hectares) of the earth's surface. Images are 2100 x 900 pixels and are best viewed on a reasonably large monitor. [...] As always, please contact me with suggestions and any errors you may discover. Regards, Bill."

Site contents:
* Atlas Introduction; * Reference Maps; * High Peaks of the Himalaya; * 200 km looking North; * 200 km looking South; * Tibet Border South; * Tibet Border North; * 100 km looking North; * Himalaya Crest looking West; * Himalaya Crest looking East; * Himalaya South Slopes W; * Himalaya South Slopes E; * 35 km looking North; * 35 km looking North 2; * Technical Data.


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