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Darren
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 8:24 pm    Post subject: Google Earth Launched Reply with quote

First there was Google Maps and now there is Google Earth.
This superb application allows you to view satellite images of anywhere on our planet with some areas in amazing detail.

All you require is a broadband connection to make the most of this, it is free to download in its basic form but is also available in a Plus version which adds amongst other things GPS support (although you would still require a broadband link to access the maps! and a PRO version which adds data import and higher resolution prints. In all versions the feature list includes:

    Fly from space to your home area.
    Type in an address and zoom right in.
    Search for schools, parks, restaurants, and hotels.
    Get driving directions.
    Tilt and rotate the view to see 3D terrain and buildings.

Because it is still in Beta, access to the download is occasionally restricted but keep trying and you will get through!

Click here to visit the Google Earth homepage...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

does it have any spyware adware?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Downloads are disabled for now, but Google stuff doesn't usually have any Spyware (nearest it comes is Google toolbar, and that allows you to turn the tracking features off).

Does anyone know if Google Globe is based on Nasa WorldWind? The two sound awfully similair...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Diplo wrote:
Does anyone know if Google Globe is based on Nasa WorldWind? The two sound awfully similar...

I managed to download a copy at 4pm yesterday and then they were disabled for a few hours. I checked just before posting the article and they were back on so it is worth checking regularly.

As for WorldWind, it is similar, less options and very much more detail in the satellite views, the technology was purchased from Keyhole so I suspect any similarities are just coincidence.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is an update of Keyhole and is quite similar to WorldWind. I downloaded the Pro version on a 7-day trial yesterday, until the free version comes up again.

Have you gone to a US City, say New York, and clicked the Buildings layer?? Bloody hell! Amazing! The entire city in 3D including all buildings and everything. Very impressive indeed.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And go to any 'hilly' areas such as the Alps, lower your eye elevel and see the contours and fly through the valleys, very cool!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm, strange. The free download seems to be permanently unavailable "...it's a beta and we're working on adding new users...", but if you want to pay it would appear from the links I followed, you're straight in.

If it's not working yet Google, why brag about it?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was working alright yesterday when I downloaded the free version and installed it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 1:34 pm    Post subject: post subject Reply with quote

you can down load the free version from here

http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Google-Earth-Download-23512.html
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the link silversurfer. 8)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 6:47 am    Post subject: post subject Reply with quote

glad to help :D
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's yet another new thing from Google:
http://mgmaps.com/

Google Maps for J2ME-enabled mobile phones.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

erm how do I put gps locations in it.

Google Earth seems to be completly incorect gps positions as compared with multimap and my tom tom go what am I doing wrong ?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's probably down to different formats (i.e. deg/min/sec, or deg.fractions) or possibly down to the datum (i.e. WGS84).
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am I doing something wrong?
Downloaded the free version from Google, setup file downloaded to file, yet when I click GoogleEarth.exe, nothing starts up? :x
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