__/ [ Linønut ] on Thursday 09 March 2006 12:41 \__
> After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out this bit o'
> The irony is that I remember 20 years ago being able to get NASA
> software (through a company called Cosmic) essentially for free.
> We (meaning I) ported their surface plotting software to Microsoft
> FORTRAN, then to Lattice C, for a project in our lab.
Microsoft have Terraserver and Virtual Earth now. Fortunately, there are
projects that exploit NASA's data to make an Open Source Google Earth clone.
So, we needn't wait for Google to port Google Earth to Linux (currently
available for Tiger (OS 10.3+) and Win32). They will probably get around to
it eventually, having started similar work on Picasa, using some cunning
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