Google Earth has gone Universal

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

  1. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    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


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
  3. IanF0729 macrumors regular


    Dec 3, 2005
    Baltimore, Maryland; Washington, D.C.
    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


    May 26, 2004
    Randy's House
    Much better.

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

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