Google Earth has gone Universal

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bousozoku, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    #1
    Google Earth has changed quite a bit and is a Universal Binary now.

    Changes are:

    Version 4.0.1563:

    • Universal Binary
    • SketchUp integration
    • embedded Navigator interface (top-right, overlaying the 3D view)
    • Localized client to French, German, Italian, Spanish
    • Textured 3D Model files can be loaded (Collada XML file format)
    • Layers: new Core/All/"Now Enabled" views
    • Full screen mode now allows searching (use F-11 on the PC)
    • Press the '/' key to access Search from full screen mode
    • Scale Legend
    • Full resolution imagery across entire screen
    • Terrain quality preference setting
    • Improved Garmin GPS device support
    • Toolbar (replaces navigation panel previously shown below the 3dview)
    • Diagonal arrow-key navigation (up arrow + left arrow simultaneously)
    • Tristate checkboxes in Places/Layers folders
    • Improved messages for login problems
    • Redesigned properties dialog
    • Region based loading, allows for "Streaming KML"(tm) layers
    • Level of detail (LOD) control via KML
    • Radio button folder items (available via KML only)
    • Hidden folders, won't uncollapse when item is selected (available via KML only)
    • Network links respect on-expire headers
    • Update mechanism via KML+NetworkLink
    • Improved cut/paste of KML to/from text editor
    • Menus have been reorganized with new names, locations and shortcuts
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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  3. IanF0729 macrumors regular

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    #3
    This is so wonderful!

    I love Google Earth and can't wait to try it out when I get home from the office. :cool:
     
  4. iGary Guest

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    #4
    Much better.

    I use this app about 12 hours a day for writing research, and what a nice improvement.
     

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