Google Earth – Going Where no Mac has Ever Gone Before

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Date: Tuesday, July 12th, 2005, 00:00
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Google Earth is the same software that was available as Keyhole when Google bought them last year. It allows you to take a magic carpet ride starting from outer space into anywhere on earth flying through satellite images with superimposed map info. It allows you to tilt the view so it really gives the sensation of superman-ing it through your ‘burb.
See what Walt Mossberg from WSJ had to say (also a big Treo 650 fan) in Google Earth Thrills With Photos and Stunts – But How Practical Is It?

It’s good to have a healthy skepticism about the claims of the hype-driven technology industry. But there are times when even a hardened skeptic has to admit to amazement and delight at the sheer coolness of some of the things you can do on a personal computer today. And one of those “wow” moments happens the first time you run a new program called Google Earth.

Too bad it’s Windows-only, right now. According to the Google Earth download page “Apple Macintosh computers are not supported at this time (but we are working on it).”


Google Earth – It’s basically the same software that was available as Keyhole when Google bought them last year. You basically can magic carpet ride starting from outer space into anywhere on earth flying through satellite images with superimposed map info. It allows you to tilt the view so it really gives the sensation of superman-ing it through your ‘burb.
See what Walt Mossberg from WSJ had to say (also a big Treo 650 fan) in Google Earth Thrills With Photos and Stunts – But How Practical Is It?

It’s good to have a healthy skepticism about the claims of the hype-driven technology industry. But there are times when even a hardened skeptic has to admit to amazement and delight at the sheer coolness of some of the things you can do on a personal computer today. And one of those “wow” moments happens the first time you run a new program called Google Earth.

Too bad it’s Windows-only, right now. According to the Google Earth download page “Apple Macintosh computers are not supported at this time (but we are working on it).”

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