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Dark Matter
12-08-2005, 09:42 PM
Might we finally be getting close to having a version of Google Earth for us OS/X users?
http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=1408

Benjamindaines
12-08-2005, 09:54 PM
At least its not a think secret....

trpnmonkey41
12-09-2005, 01:34 AM
My friend has a beta of it already, its pretty nice

lil
12-09-2005, 07:01 AM
Excellent news, I look forward to its release to the general public.

In the meantime, this gives the satellite images from Google Maps a neat interface:
http://www.neave.com/lab/flash_earth/

Vicky

Dark Matter
12-10-2005, 01:57 PM
I found a link to download Google Earth beta, if anyone is interested:
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Runs fine on my Powerbook, and also on my brother's 12 inch 1.25 ghz ibook.

AnatomyOfARyan
12-10-2005, 02:13 PM
is anyone else having problems with this link?

brendan67
12-10-2005, 02:13 PM
hey dark matter

i get a run time error on that link for google earth you provided - anyone check it out?

regards

Dark Matter
12-10-2005, 02:18 PM
Odd, it works fine for me (the link).
Try this one:
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Dark Matter
12-10-2005, 02:23 PM
Here I've recopied the first link I gave out, hopefully it works now.
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AnatomyOfARyan
12-10-2005, 02:24 PM
yup, that worked. thanks

brendan67
12-10-2005, 02:44 PM
hey dark matter

second link is superb - great post been waiting for this since
i seen it on a pc.

kind regards :dive:

Dark Matter
12-10-2005, 02:50 PM
Yeah, I've been waiting for Google Earth for Mac, too.
I was starting to think they'd pass us by!

sevenhelmet
12-10-2005, 04:05 PM
Excellent news, I look forward to its release to the general public.

In the meantime, this gives the satellite images from Google Maps a neat interface:
http://www.neave.com/lab/flash_earth/

Vicky

Wow... I am discovering just how much of a dork I am. I just spent 3 hours on that site looking around. WEEKENDS RULE!

Benjamindaines
12-10-2005, 04:13 PM
Sorry I did not know that beta was illegal... I got it off Macupdate

schweb
12-10-2005, 04:35 PM
I also have Google Earth on my Server. Here is a download link.
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Please Ben, are you seriously kidding me?

The link was removed from your post. Don't try to post warez or other illegal downloads again, I would have thought you'd know better...

Aptmunich
12-10-2005, 04:46 PM
Is it really illegal?
The OS X Google Earth version is basically the same as the free Windows version - it's just still in development...
If anything I think Google might appreciate feedback from experienced users?

schweb
12-10-2005, 05:06 PM
Considering it's not publicly released, it could be considered illegal, it could be violation of trade secrets. If Google really wanted user input at this point they're release the beta themselves.

Either way it's bad form and bad precedent and something we will not condone here. It's unreleased software, that alone is enough to know it's not right to distribute.

Aptmunich
12-10-2005, 05:41 PM
Good point - Google is usually fairly quick to release public beta's...

Just wondering :)

joeibook
12-11-2005, 12:14 AM
This is a really neat program. I an just glad to see it coming to Mac because folks like us would reallt appreciate it. So some advice to all you code writers out there- always port to Mac because we love our computers and it would help us to convince more people to switch from those other guys.

lil
12-11-2005, 10:27 AM
If ypou are really into this kind of satellite imagery and so forth, one prohgram which I purchased a couple of weeks back is not to be without:

MacKiev's 3D Weather Globe and Atlas.

http://www.mackiev.com/3d_globe.html

I have to stop myself firing it up as I literally can sit there from dawn to dusk playing, it's incredibly fun and interesting (I'm into my geography, that's why I did a degree on it).

So if you like Google Earth, zooming down on the places you visited, check out 3D Weather Atlas, it's superb...

In the meantime, I have to read...
http://www.odpm.gov.uk/index.asp?id=1143892

Please don't envy me ;) (Actually I do find it interesting, in a sad kind of way hehe)

Vicky

macAttack
12-11-2005, 11:25 PM
google earth is awesome!!! played around with it on a pc can't wait till it officially comes to mac

Meyvn
12-12-2005, 01:14 AM
Yet another distraction with which to waste away the hours.

Amen-Moses
12-19-2005, 08:37 PM
I downloaded this for my PowerMac and it is really good, it works even better than it does on my AMD 64 PC!

I found my house and could even identify my car parked out in the road!

Amen-Moses

Benjamindaines
12-19-2005, 08:39 PM
I downloaded this for my PowerMac and it is really good, it works even better than it does on my AMD 64 PC!

I found my house and could even identify my car parked out in the road!

Amen-Moses
If you use it with iTunes playing does iTunes skip?

Amen-Moses
12-19-2005, 09:43 PM
If you use it with iTunes playing does iTunes skip?

Not that I notice, I even tried with the visualizer running and it seemed fine.

Amen-Moses

Benjamindaines
12-19-2005, 09:46 PM
Not that I notice, I even tried with the visualizer running and it seemed fine.

Amen-Moses
Hmm... I must have a older beta version then you

trpnmonkey41
12-19-2005, 10:14 PM
I can see my cars in my driveway but I can tell that the picture is several years old by the cars and the fields at the schools near me

Aptmunich
12-20-2005, 01:52 AM
My iTunes skips when Earth is running...

Amen-Moses
12-20-2005, 05:39 AM
My iTunes skips when Earth is running...

I wonder if it could be a NVidia phenomena? I have a ATI 9600 Gfx card and it doesn't seem to skip. What are you doing in Earth when iTunes skips?

Amen-Moses

Aptmunich
12-27-2005, 02:32 AM
Not doing anything really, as soon as the earth appears, iTunes starts slurring..
Maybe it's a core imaging problem though.
(I have an ATI 9200 that doesn't support core imaging)

Amen-Moses
12-27-2005, 07:06 AM
Not doing anything really, as soon as the earth appears, iTunes starts slurring..
Maybe it's a core imaging problem though.
(I have an ATI 9200 that doesn't support core imaging)

That would certainly explain it, I tried Earth out on my G4 iMac and it does the same thing, I believe that if an application calls core image and there is no Gfx card in the system that can handle it core image uses the main CPU, as this is a system call it will run at a higher priority than user applications so iTunes is probably being starved of CPU.

Amen-Moses

Benjamindaines
12-27-2005, 11:08 AM
Not doing anything really, as soon as the earth appears, iTunes starts slurring..
Maybe it's a core imaging problem though.
(I have an ATI 9200 that doesn't support core imaging)
My computer supports Core Imaging and iTunes still skips.