__/ [David Cowie] on Friday 16 December 2005 18:11 \__
> On Fri, 16 Dec 2005 11:46:06 +0000, me9 wrote:
>> You get much higher resolution for a lot of places using Google earth. The
>> browser interface remains at a lower resolution.
I saw it in action, but I believe that's to do with smoothing, which does-
n't add any detail. It's merely a refinement for visualisation purposes.
> *And* Google Earth gives you the spinny-rotaty 3D effects, which Google
> Maps does not. Hardly essential, but fun in places.
> A Linux version of the NASA World Wind program (which is like GE) is on
> the way. It's called WW2D, and is currently in beta, and only 2D.
Google Earth is fun for a few minutes, maybe half an hour. Colleagues of
mine left it in their Desktop as an icon to be left untouched for many
months. If you ever want to print a map or identify a location on the map
quickly, the sane approach would be to use the Web-based front-end.
Hope it helps and merry Xmas,
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