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Google Earth: Mac version leaked
http://addict3d.org/index.php?page=viewarticle&type=news&ID=14321&title=Google%20Earth%20for%20Mac

Hunting for a link right now.

[edit] links-to-links found:
http://www.uneasysilence.com/archive/2005/12/4764/
http://del.icio.us/tag/googleearth
http://www.gadgetmadness.com/archives/20051209-google_earth_for_mac_os_x.php

Filesize: 12.6 MB
Filenames: GoogleEarthMac.app.zip, Google_Earth.zip

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Beta, maybe, but, not too bad. Interface looks a bit.. large and takes up quite a bit of space. And it causes iTunes to stutter (WTH?!?! Nothing ever causes iTunes to stutter...).

Goddess, the zooming out, flying, and zooming back in is awesome.

Note to self: Get GPS location of home. Apartment, for later reference is: 40º 6.718 N 88º 13.128' W

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jaiwithani From: jaiwithani Date: December 11th, 2005 12:29 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm wondering how long it'll be until non-liscensed versions of GEarth come out (specifically, losing Google Earth is one of my apprehensions keeping me from going full-Linux). With the app-equivilant of browser spoofing, I can't imagine it'd be really difficult. Google has all the data that really matters hosted publicly; all someone has to do is build an engine to render it.
ibneko From: ibneko Date: December 11th, 2005 07:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Mmm, but the question is, the data's probably going through some other port/protocol... at least for the mac version, there was a notice of "streaming" along with a percentage next to it. And there doesn't appear to be any of the loading-in-blocks that you occasionally see in the browser based version.

Still, I guess, once you save those packets, and reverse-engineer them, you could write your own client... I'm not too sure what linux has, in terms of a graphics rendering engine, but I'm pretty sure there's enough stuff there...

...maybe a combination of some open-source 3D gaming engine (Quake/Unreal tourny?) Imagine being able to fly around the world like that......
fbartho From: fbartho Date: December 11th, 2005 04:32 am (UTC) (Link)
dude... just type in your address unless you're referring to a rural place outside this country, htey have addresses for a phenomal number of places... generally close enough to your mailbox to be accurate.
ibneko From: ibneko Date: December 11th, 2005 07:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, no, the mapping for my home address is accurate~ I can see my home quite clearly. But, I just want to get the GPS location for home for... no particular reason.
fbartho From: fbartho Date: December 13th, 2005 03:06 am (UTC) (Link)
at least for me, google earth gives me the gps of my addresses...?
porsupah From: porsupah Date: December 11th, 2005 05:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Oooh.. yes, it does seem to work quite well. ^_^ I just found the place where I've been eating this evening. ^_^;

(Caesar salad, garlic sausage pizza, and shortly, I think I'll go for the pumpkin bread pudding with crême Anglaise :)
ibneko From: ibneko Date: December 11th, 2005 06:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Heh.

Actually, have you tried out A9's mapping system ("BlockView Images" : http://maps.a9.com/)? They've got the ability to literally browse down various streets, just by clicking.
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