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Draws the earth or other planets

Xplanet is similar to xearth, but draws the earth or another planet with user-supplied maps. It renders the image in the root window or an X window. Azimuthal, Mercator, Mollweide, orthographic, and rectangular projections can be drawn, and clouds can be optionally overlaid. Xplanet can read and write GIF, JPEG, PNG, PNM, and TIFF image file formats. The home page includes links to planetary, solar system, and cloud maps. The source code is available with or without a day and night map of the earth.



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Janet Casey

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21 December 2001

Leaders and contributors

See the CREDITS file in the distribution for a complete list Contributor
Hari Nair Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperMailing List Info/Archivehttp://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/xplanet-development
Bug Tracking,SupportE-mailmailto:hari@alumni.caltech.edu
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/xplanet

Software prerequisites

Source requirementPNG
Weak prerequisiteOpenGL or Mesa
Source requirementAt least one of the GIF
Source requirementor TIFF libraries.
Weak prerequisiteGLUT
Weak prerequisiteFreeType library
Source requirementPNM
Source requirementJPEG


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