Virtual Globes Museum


The new version of this website (still in testing phase) is available here.

This virtual exhibition is intended to present the earth and celestial globes made in or related to Hungary. However, some kind of VRML player is needed to be installed on your computer in order to view the virtual globes. We recommend Cortona 3D Viewer. (download)

Installing Google Earth is also recommended to reach all functions of the museum.



Clicking the "Museum" menu will show you the list of the currently available globes with their primary properties. Selecting an item from the list will load the globe's 3D VRML model if the required software is already installed. (The VRML player can be downloaded by clicking the link above.)

The list can be shortened by defining searching criteria. The results will include all the records in which the specified data field contains the word fragment typed into the "Search" textbox. It is also possible to specify a date interval by typing e.g. 1526-1984.

Clicking the "Detailed data sheet" sign will load the data and images (if there is any) of the globe into a new window. There is also a link to a Google Earth file of the globe.

The resolution of the downloadable and on-line viewable 3D models is limited to the larger (d>20 cm) globes. These globes high-resolution models of these globes can be viewed at the Department of Cartography and Geoinformatics and at the exhibitor place after pre-arrangement.

The pages are best viewed by Mozilla Firefox with a minimum screen resolution of 1024*768

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