The project do the procedural planetary maps generation on the scale of a full size planet. Here we take into account the spherical (or similar) geometry of planets surface and make complete river systems. The results of a planet calculation are presented as data instantly suited for existing Geographic Information System (GIS) software.
Examples of planets
Third Day Of Creation planet was made using the noise functions. Functions can be of different kinds; here it is Perlin noise.
Yattskry planet is a representative of the planet class made with the fractional Brownian motion (fBm) method. We randomly make sections of the sphere and then shift them.
On planet Mandelbrot the ancient alien civilization left a message in the form of the continents.
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All planets and data