Use globe display functions to visualize 3-D data over terrain, high-zoom-level basemaps, and other surfaces. Navigate globe displays interactively, or change your view programmatically by setting the camera position and camera rotation angles.
Display data such as flight trajectories over terrain and basemaps by using a geographic globe. You can plot height data with respect to the geoid, terrain, or WGS84 reference ellipsoid. For more information, see
Display data such as sea surface temperature and wind speed as a surface by using a globe projection. You can also use globe projections to model various reference ellipsoids, including ellipsoids for non-Earth planetary bodies. For more information, see
|Create geographic globe (Since R2020a)
|Control geographic globe appearance and behavior (Since R2020a)
|Geographic globe plot (Since R2020a)
|Geographic primitive line appearance and behavior (Since R2020a)
|Set or query position of camera for geographic globe (Since R2020b)
|Set or query height of camera for geographic globe (Since R2020b)
|Set or query heading angle of camera for geographic globe (Since R2020b)
|Set or query pitch angle of camera for geographic globe (Since R2020b)
|Set or query roll angle of camera for geographic globe (Since R2020b)
Add Custom Terrain and Basemaps
|Frame for 3-D map display on
|Display map latitude and longitude data
- Access Basemaps and Terrain for Geographic Globe
The geographic globe plots data over basemaps and terrain. Download some of these basemaps or add custom basemaps and terrain.
- Use Basemaps in Offline Environments
Display data over basemaps when MATLAB® has temporary or no internet access.
- Create Interactive Basemap Picker
Interactively change the basemap of a geographic globe by using a drop-down menu.
- Find Ellipsoidal Height from Orthometric Height
Find the ellipsoidal height of a point by using its orthometric height and a geoid model.