I've spent time hand-drawing, and then scanning, and colorizing a world map using Paint.Net. The map uses a rectangular projection (something like an Equirectangular, Plate Caree, or Behrmann Projection). I'd like to take this map and project it onto a globe like Google Earth: I'd like to be able to rotate the globe and zoom in to see additional detail.
How do I take my rectangular map and put it onto a globe like Google Earth?
Presumably, this is going to require specific software:
- What software can I use to allow me to do this?
- If the software requires me to split my rectangular map into tiles to handle different zoom levels (this is my understanding of how Google Earth works), does it help with this process? Is there different software that will help with this process? Do I have to do it by hand?
- If I have to provide tiles for the most-zoomed-in-level, it would be preferable if the software automatically built the less-zoomed-in-tiles based on them.