3D World Map is an amazing software enables you to browse the globe in 3D, and get reference on 269 countries and entities, locate and compare 30000 cities around the world, compute the distance between any two points on Earth, and more.
The earth model is real 3d, and it allows you to amplify the altitude above sea level to see how the earth really looks. You can also run the program as a screensaver, with the amazing earth display on the screen. A built-in MP3 player will pick a number of songs randomly from several directories or according to your settings, when the program starts. Almost every feature is customizable: You can change the color of the earth, adjust saturation and brightness of the globe texture, run the program in standard window, full screen or transparent window mode.