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I'm new to Blender and I need to create a model of spherical earth with all the countries as separate meshes.

For now I've managed to create a flat map of the earth with separate countries from a shapefile, but I'm not really sure what to do next. I've read plenty of stuff in Internet, but couldn't find anything that will help me to get a desirable result (globe with separate meshes as countries).

Is it actually possible with blender? Any ideas and suggestions are very appreciated.

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    $\begingroup$ Off topic (and directed to those who are too quick to judge others), but I have a quick complaint: I think it is quite inappropriate to downvote a new contributor's question right away, instead of helping him with an obvious question and maybe helping a little bit to formulate the question better! Please be nice to each other and help if you don't like something and you can do it better! $\endgroup$
    – quellenform
    May 11, 2022 at 13:35
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    $\begingroup$ Back to Topic: @Elmpt, what would be your approach so far? Can you explain a little more with pictures? What have you tried so far and what specific questions have arisen? $\endgroup$
    – quellenform
    May 11, 2022 at 13:36

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I close the question. Apparently I found a nice tool from domlysz called BlenderGIS: https://github.com/domlysz/BlenderGIS/wiki/Make-an-earth-globe And it has a nice function to transform lon/lat data from shapefile to sphere. Thank you @quellenform for your comment!

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    $\begingroup$ Btw: If you want to use SRTM data (elevation data) with BlenderGIS, then you need an ID at OpenTopography. Just register your account and attach the ApiKey to the URLs, or use a modified version of BlenderGIS where you can define the ApiKey directly in the settings. $\endgroup$
    – quellenform
    May 11, 2022 at 13:48
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    $\begingroup$ @Elmpt Hi, thanks for the post. This site is not a regular forum, answers should be substantial, stand on their own, and thoroughly explain the solution and procedure. Can you edit your post and provide some more details about the workflow and how it to use the mentioned addon? Perhaps add a few images illustrating some steps and final result. See How to write a good answer? $\endgroup$ May 11, 2022 at 15:04

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