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sukebeboy
07-10-2005, 05:49 AM
This thing is very, very cool. The level of detail you can get down to in the North American cities is amazing. In rural Japan where I live, not so much http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif
but the really great thing is that you can "tilt" the map on the fly so you can drop from an overhead 2D image to a 3D topographical image and move along the map in real time. I had a great time following the Colombia river from the school in BC where I studied English down through Washington state and out to the Pacific.

I followed the Odra/Oder river through Europe for a while too but I found myself constantly checking my six for 190s.

EDIT: because I'm stupid and forgot to include the link.
http://desktop.google.com/download/earth/index.html

and now back to my regularly scheduled glue sniffin'.

sukebeboy
07-10-2005, 05:49 AM
This thing is very, very cool. The level of detail you can get down to in the North American cities is amazing. In rural Japan where I live, not so much http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif
but the really great thing is that you can "tilt" the map on the fly so you can drop from an overhead 2D image to a 3D topographical image and move along the map in real time. I had a great time following the Colombia river from the school in BC where I studied English down through Washington state and out to the Pacific.

I followed the Odra/Oder river through Europe for a while too but I found myself constantly checking my six for 190s.

EDIT: because I'm stupid and forgot to include the link.
http://desktop.google.com/download/earth/index.html

and now back to my regularly scheduled glue sniffin'.

Woof603
07-10-2005, 03:11 PM
A great find. Thanks for posting. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

LStarosta
07-10-2005, 03:53 PM
It's not real-time. It's simply a collection of satellite images all linked together in a world map.

TheVoodooPriest
07-10-2005, 05:57 PM
Not bad. I hope they complete it over time.