Google earth 4.0 beta freeware


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Daze N. Knights

John said:
Im just downloading this myself...

http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthWin.exe

The latest version of Google Earth is being released in beta form. We've
added several new features that will make your Earth browsing even better.

Less Is More - A New UI
The most obvious change is a new and, we think, simpler user interface.P

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.

Free Feel To Change Your World
Seeing buildings in 3D is one of the coolest things about Google Earth. And
with this release, this feature is even better. For the first time, we
support "textured" 3D buildings, meaning the bricks look like real bricks,
the glass like real glass, and overall, the world looks more like, well, the
real world. It's just one more step on the path of creating a life-like 3D
model of the whole planet. There's just one catch - there aren't many
photorealistic 3D building models out there. Yet. That's where Google
Sketchup comes in

With Google Sketchup, you can now create your own textured 3D models. Here
are some examples:

Creating and Sharing Geographic Information - A New Type Of KML
The best thing Google Earth's got going for it is the creativity of the
millions of users who are adding and sharing geographic information. And
with Google Earth (Release 4 BETA), we've expanded that capability in "KML,"
the file format Google Earth uses to add and share data.

One of the reasons that Google Earth is so fast is that when you're flying
around, you're only streaming in the pieces of the imagery that you need.
But until now, importing KML meant loading everything - it was either all on
or all off. This meant that loading, for instance, the topographic maps for
all of Yosemite would grind Google Earth to a halt. For this new release,
we've built the same smart loading techniques into KML, which means you can
overlay large data sets without sacrificing performance.

Additional Features:

* We've released versions of Google Earth in French, Italian, German, and
Spanish.
* We've made improvements to our GPS support (Google Earth Plus only)
* We've improved the terrain, so peaks and valleys are more realistic

13 Jun 2006

Please report on your experience with it (and the specs of the system
you're using it on).
 
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John Jay Smith

Im just downloading this myself...

http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthWin.exe

The latest version of Google Earth is being released in beta form. We've
added several new features that will make your Earth browsing even better.

Less Is More - A New UI
The most obvious change is a new and, we think, simpler user interface.P

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.

Free Feel To Change Your World
Seeing buildings in 3D is one of the coolest things about Google Earth. And
with this release, this feature is even better. For the first time, we
support "textured" 3D buildings, meaning the bricks look like real bricks,
the glass like real glass, and overall, the world looks more like, well, the
real world. It's just one more step on the path of creating a life-like 3D
model of the whole planet. There's just one catch - there aren't many
photorealistic 3D building models out there. Yet. That's where Google
Sketchup comes in

With Google Sketchup, you can now create your own textured 3D models. Here
are some examples:

Creating and Sharing Geographic Information - A New Type Of KML
The best thing Google Earth's got going for it is the creativity of the
millions of users who are adding and sharing geographic information. And
with Google Earth (Release 4 BETA), we've expanded that capability in "KML,"
the file format Google Earth uses to add and share data.

One of the reasons that Google Earth is so fast is that when you're flying
around, you're only streaming in the pieces of the imagery that you need.
But until now, importing KML meant loading everything - it was either all on
or all off. This meant that loading, for instance, the topographic maps for
all of Yosemite would grind Google Earth to a halt. For this new release,
we've built the same smart loading techniques into KML, which means you can
overlay large data sets without sacrificing performance.

Additional Features:

* We've released versions of Google Earth in French, Italian, German, and
Spanish.
* We've made improvements to our GPS support (Google Earth Plus only)
* We've improved the terrain, so peaks and valleys are more realistic

13 Jun 2006
 
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El Gee

John Jay Smith said:
Im just downloading this myself...

http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthWin.exe

The latest version of Google Earth is being released in beta form.
We've added several new features that will make your Earth browsing
even better.

<SNIP>

And...they have a NATIVE linux version!


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John Jay Smith

Installed... my display adapter is 128 mb ati 9000. I did not see any
difference in performance.
But a friend of mine that had a laptop with only 16mb ram on the graphics
did see this version go slower.
The specs say 32 mb anyway.

I love the new simplified interface that also lets the sidebar be hidden....

google always had a thing with simplification, but google earth started out
as keyhole and was later bought
by google.... (I knew keyhole from the very start).

the good thing with this is that keyhole cost a lot of money and had
subsciption.. while googleearth was made
free for the basic version.
 
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Daze N. Knights

John said:
Installed... my display adapter is 128 mb ati 9000. I did not see any
difference in performance.
But a friend of mine that had a laptop with only 16mb ram on the graphics
did see this version go slower.
The specs say 32 mb anyway.

I love the new simplified interface that also lets the sidebar be hidden....

So do you definitely recommend the upgrade (presuming at least 32MB
graphics memory), despite it still being beta?
 
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John Jay Smith

Google has its way of calling everything a "beta" even though the product is
rock solid.
gmail has been around for how long? well if you see the gmail logo at
www.gmail.com it still
has a little beta on it.

This programs does not install anything in the system folders as far as I
know.. so you could
easily uninstall it and install the older one if something went wrong....

However I cannot recommend anything... since my experience was only with my
machine...

a safe way to be sure is to let a few days pass and see if people are having
trouble with it.
 
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BrainFart

John said:
Im just downloading this myself...

http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthWin.exe

The latest version of Google Earth is being released in beta form. We've
added several new features that will make your Earth browsing even better.

Is it good enough that I could super-impose a small photo
of Godzilla in Toyko farting where you could see milllions
of suffering people who are dying. I would also like to
place many civil defense workers wearing gas masks
who are still alive and moving. I would also like to show
Godzilla turning around and pouring a gigantic bottle of
KC's Masterpiece BAR-B-QUE sauce on all the dead people
who have been 'fart-blasted' as he spews the fire out of
his mouth and cooks them for supper. I might also want to
have the Godzilla 'Avenger' who comes walking down the
street eating 10' tall Jalapeno peppers with a huge bottle
of Texas Pete hanging out his ass. He is dressed and looks
like a Mexican migrant farm worker who also spits out 100'
long fire from his mouth.
 

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