globe

Frame for 3-D map display

Classification

Spherical

Identifier

globe

Graticule

This map display is not a true map projection. It is constructed by calculating a three-dimensional frame and displaying the map objects on the surface of this frame.

Features

In the three-dimensional sense, globe is true in scale, equal-area, conformal, minimum error, and equidistant everywhere. When displayed, however, it looks like an Orthographic azimuthal projection, provided that the MATLAB® axes Projection property is set to 'orthographic'.

Parallels

The globe requires no standard parallels.

Remarks

This is the only three-dimensional representation provided for display. Unless some other display purpose requires three dimensions, the Orthographic projection's display is equivalent.

Example

Create 3-D Globe Display

Set up map axes.

axesm ('globe','Grid', 'on');
view(60,60)
axis off

Display a surface

load geoid
meshm(geoid, geoidrefvec)

Display coastline vectors

load coastlines
plotm(coastlat,coastlon)

Introduced before R2006a