“A View from Space” is a web-based application to share a view between the world and ISS. The functions are as follows;
- Users can track the ISS from satellite-eyes-view.
- The app provides various satellite images as the base map for the earth. (MODIS Sea Surface Temperature, Wild Fire etc…)
- Users can update their information via Twitter. And it will be displayed only when ISS passes through the region nearby.
- Users can read the articles related with the earth environment issues written by researchers only where ISS is passing through.
Nowadays, we can use many applications for tracking ISS, for monitoring the earth and for reading the articles about global issues. However, “A View from Space” is a unique because it restricts the information stream based on the orbit of ISS intentionally. The purpose of this restriction is to encourage users to share a common viewpoint which is organized by borderless rule - the orbit of ISS – it is equally fair for the people living on the earth. We believe sharing this unique view around the world will be a platform to enhance the common understanding among the people on the earth. Of course, we hope it will become an agora to communicate with the astronauts in ISS virtually.
It is our great pleasure if this app will provide the experience to the users like an astronaut felt; _ "The first day or so we all pointed to our countries. The third or fourth day we were pointing to our continents. By the fifth day, we were aware of only one Earth." - Sultan bin Salman Al-Saud / Astronaut -
LicenseDual licensed under the MIT and GPL.
Copyright (c) 2012 Isana Kashiwai Dual licensed under the MIT (MIT-LICENSE) and GPL (GPL-LICENSE) licenses.
This application includes "three.js". License: MIT License ref. https://github.com/mrdoob/three.js/
"avfs.js" includes "json2.js" on the last part of the file. License: Public Domain ref. http://www.JSON.org/js.html