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When viewing the geoscape in Mission Control, there's a button in the bottom left that seems to toggle the map between the normal view, and a digital-looking blue view.

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Does this have any effect other than pretty colors?

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up vote 16 down vote accepted

It makes the globe display some situation room data like the panic level of the council nations - for example, there's some yellow in the south-east of the globe in that screenshot (Brazil), that would seem to indicate some medium panic levels.

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but why is the globe stuck? – Geo Oct 20 '14 at 3:40

I believe this is supposed to show panic level by country but, at least in my game, the colors are wrong

like right now in the situation room I'm getting blue for china, but in mission control when I click that china is yellow

either a bug or it means something else

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The corresponding text when in gamepad control mode is Hologlobe, so I'm guessing it just looks cool.

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And it does look cool. – gkimsey Oct 9 '12 at 19:43

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