The television documentary "Die Deutschen" [The Germans ] on ZDF
Bird's eye view, the electors walk out of the portal of a building toward the Reichstag. Meanwhile, the camera moves upward past flags with the coats of arms of the German states. Between them we can see celebrating people. The camera moves again, zooming past the roof of the building to provide a view of the medieval city of Augsburg. With increasing distance, the three-dimensional Alps come into view. Soon we can see a segment of the globe. The then-current expansion of Protestantism is shown through a growing colored surface.
A database of extremely high-resolution texture and altitude information formed the basis for an aestheticized image of the Earth's surface of unprecedented quality. Three-dimensional mountain range, sunbeams...
The 3-D maps generated by FaberCourtial, internally known as "mental maps", are an outstanding feature of the series. At the same time, there are traditional maps generated in the production by the client.