Globe with land mass only

I am very new to blender and really need some tips. Im trying to create a globe with land mass only, like in the image below. i don’t really need the grid but it might be useful to know how to do it.
I have a globe map of the countries but i just can’t get it into a sphere.

All help much appreciated. Thanks


you can use retopo / surface snapping tools to draw your continents onto the surface of a sphere. be careful that you fill them evenly, like a grid, so that they retain a nice even curvature.
(edit) also, you may want to start with an existing globe model, intead of a plain sphere, so that you can use it for easy reference when extruding the borders of your continents.