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jblackrupert
10-05-2005, 07:11 PM
Google Earth: Satellite and Air photos
in 3D. FREE

Paid version allows you to record movies
as move around.

http://earth.google.com



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NASA World Wind - FREE

3D Earth with higher res satellite images
then Google earth. Mountains, hills and valleys
are much more accurately depicted then Googles.

http://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/ (http://www.worldwindcentral.com/wiki/World_Wind)

DOWNLOAD HERE:

http://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/download.html

World wind also supports user created plugins
for adding more detail and information

So its possible to create a Ghost town plugin
showing icons marking ghost towns around the world.

Yes there is already a Death Star Plugin! ;)

*Mars and the Moon are also available


PLUGINS AVAILABLE
http://www.worldwindcentral.com/wiki/Category:Add-ons


It's a good idea to download the "Blue Marble Data"
which preinstalls a lot of Satellite images so
you don't have to wait for them to download
if you have a slow connection. you
can also explore offline.

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/nasa-exp/World_Wind_1.3.2_Data_Blue_Marble.exe?download


Here are more Data packs for viewing offline

http://forum.worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/index.php?showtopic=2960

NASA plans to sell hard drives with the data eventually (Currently 4.6 Terabytes!)

Johnnie
04-19-2006, 09:16 AM
Google Earth: Satellite and Air photos
in 3D. FREE

Paid version allows you to record movies
as move around.

http://earth.google.com




===================================
===================================



NASA World Wind - FREE

3D Earth with higher res satellite images
then Google earth. Mountains, hills and valleys
are much more accurately depicted then Googles.

http://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/ (http://www.worldwindcentral.com/wiki/World_Wind)

DOWNLOAD HERE:

http://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/download.html

World wind also supports user created plugins
for adding more detail and information

So its possible to create a Ghost town plugin
showing icons marking ghost towns around the world.

Yes there is already a Death Star Plugin! ;)

*Mars and the Moon are also available


PLUGINS AVAILABLE
http://www.worldwindcentral.com/wiki/Category:Add-ons


It's a good idea to download the "Blue Marble Data"
which preinstalls a lot of Satellite images so
you don't have to wait for them to download
if you have a slow connection. you
can also explore offline.

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/nasa-exp/World_Wind_1.3.2_Data_Blue_Marble.exe?download


Here are more Data packs for viewing offline

http://forum.worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/index.php?showtopic=2960

NASA plans to sell hard drives with the data eventually (Currently 4.6 Terabytes!)

Geat Web Sites!!!
J & S

ArizonaDaron
04-23-2006, 02:30 PM
Check out Topographs.com (http://www.topographs.com), too.

It allows you to upload photos to show at locations, and has topo maps which are better for finding locations than google earth.