Welcome to our EarthBall photo gallery!

Here we feature some of the many projects we’ve completed. We are proud of the many beautiful globes we’ve launched out into the world. Orbis globes have been displayed in schools, museums, churches, libraries, office buildings & convention centers, and at tradeshows, press conferences, sporting events, festivals, concerts, parades & marches. They’ve even twice been lofted into outer space! We hope you enjoy this gallery!

EarthBalls in Parades & Festivals

Giant Globes in Tradeshows & Exhibitions

Really Big Globes in Concerts & Activism

Large Globes for Churches & Temples

Museum Quality EarthBalls for Museums & Libraries

Distinctive Globes for Lobbies & Entrances

Custom Globes

EarthBalls in Space


Orbis World Globes is a cartographic design company located north of Seattle, on beautiful Orcas Island, in Washington State’s Salish Sea. We are modern pioneers in the field of photorealistic Earth imaging. Orbis developed the first generation of world globes to display our planet as it appears from outer space, complete with its atmospheric cloudforms, our Orbis EarthBalls.

We also introduced the first world replicas to display Earth’s city lights through the use of photoluminescence. These look like the Earth from space at night, with glowing cities showing where the population centers are.

The Orbis/NASA Blue Marble imagery represents the most visually authentic global view of Planet Earth ever created. Our globes combine NASA’s newest generation of satellite imaging with Orbis’ cutting-edge globemaking technology. The resulting creation represents a new level of global cartography – highly photorealistic world globes. These globes enable millions of would-be space travellers to experience the astronauts’ perspective of observing our home planet from outer space.