Free Hogg

06.12.06

Linux users, I’d like to introduce you to Google Earth.

Filed under: Google, Linux, Software — Hogg @ 10:09 pm

Google has released a beta version of the fourth edition of their best software thus far, Google Earth. Now included in the release is support for Linux. And according to Slashdot, this is a native version.

According to the Google Earth 4 web site, the new version’s main feature is a cleaned up UI.

Google Earth 4

The most obvious change is a new and, we think, simpler user interface.

We’ve reorganized the data layers to make it easier to find layers and turn them on and off. The nav panel at the bottom of the screen is gone, freeing up more real estate for actual imagery. The nav panel tools are still accessible, though; the nav controllers are now in the upper right and the tools (measure, print, email) are in the new tools bar along the top.

So what are you waiting for? Get to downloading.

And if you find anything cool in Google Earth, e-mail me or leave me a comment so I can see it too!

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3 Comments »

  1. It’s nice to see more and more apps being released for Linux.

    Comment by Marc — 06.12.06 @ 11:25 pm

  2. isn’t it cool? 🙂

    Comment by Sarah — 06.13.06 @ 7:02 pm

  3. Hi All Experts,
    Does anyone use google earth images as ground image planes for use in aerial scenes. I know how to stitch them together but are there any tools or tricks to make sure that the images are at the same height, angle and such to make sure they stitch well. I know in the pro version you can get bigger images but im not going to pay for the pro version when i could stitch multiple images together…

    Comment by Matthew — 11.28.06 @ 12:02 pm


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