A moving atlas



An animated atlas designed for use with personal computers and color monitors will be published in 1992.

The software package will graphically display land vegetation information from the U.S. NOAA-7 satellite, ocean productivity data from the Coastal Zone Color Scanner aboard the NASA Nimbus 7, images from the French SPOT 1 and ocean information from the Japanese MOS 1, as well as other statistics on population dynamics, cloud cover, and precipitation. Animation of images over extended periods of time will enable viewers to watch changes on a planetary scale.