Can I have the same program as Google Earth or Google Maps in satellite images mode, but which can

(1) display Earth without distortions (i.e. in normal 3D view)

(2) display image like this

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or like this

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i.e. not satellite images, but with logical boundaries of countries or physical features?

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    Which OS should it run on? Any price limit?
    – Izzy
    Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 13:35

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Marble is a good alternative for google maps. it has the 3d and atlas view. it has

  • Street Maps
  • Satellite Maps
  • Topographic Maps
  • Educational Maps

I would suggest taking a look at QGIS - you can build maps at any scale with any data that you choose and there are huge numbers of data sets available.

  • Free, Gratis & Open Source
  • Cross Platform
  • Model just about any geographical data that you can think of.
  • Lots of open data sources of information.

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