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    Google Earth 4.1 Official released (MSI installer now)

    Just thought I would let you all know. Google has released 4.1 in MSI form for site deployment (I have not tested msi yet).
    Changelog for version 4.1:

    Features:
    Fly to your house. Just type in an address, press Search, and you’ll zoom right in.
    Search for schools, parks, restaurants, and hotels. Get driving directions.
    Tilt and rotate the view to see 3D terrain and buildings.
    Save and share your searches and favorites.

    What's new?
    7 new languages: Arabic, Czech, Dutch, Korean, Polish, Portuguese and Russian
    "View in Google Maps" button
    Startup Tips
    Home view for virtually all countries
    Google Earth Plus deactivation (move your account from one computer to another)
    Vista support (limited user accounts require admin approval)
    MSI Installer for site wide install
    3D Connexion support for Mac
    Wide lines in DirectX
    Crash reporting for Mac to Google improve the product
    OS X 10.3.9 is no longer supported. 10.4.0 is now the minimum for Macs

    Major Fixes:
    Numerous translation improvements
    Improved support for display of complex characters (e.g. Arabic)
    Vista no longer hangs when saving a movie to disk
    Switch to DirectX on many ATI cards to improve compatibility
    "Save PDF As Postscript" now works correctly on the Mac
    Eliminated bad layouts on large screen sizes
    Smooth navigation of paths with altitude (still flies along ground)
    Movie maker on Mac no longer crashes or hangs when making very large movies

    Download it from here

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    Re: Google Earth 4.1 Official released (MSI installer now)

    This is great news for me, I always breath a sigh of relief when I see and MSI attached.

    I think it would be useful for to have a list of programs that have MSI's readily available, in much the same way the Essential Software list is maintained.

    http://www.russdev.com/edugeek/doku...._software_list

    Roly

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    Re: Google Earth 4.1 Official released (MSI installer now)

    Good idea Roly go forth and edit the wiki


    Russell

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    Microsoft's offering

    Is the caching method still the same as the old version? i.e. a cache held locally on the hard drive. Or can it be networked into a shared cache?

    Have you checked out http://local.live.com - it's Microsoft's mapping service that also has satellite images. It seems to have more detailed maps than Google, at least for the UK. Google Earth barely acknowledges the existance of Essex (now, don't be rude) but live has street level detail.
    In some places it lets you tilt the map so you can see photographs of the sides of buildings - not like Google's CGI but actual photographs.
    I used it with 15 kids on laptops and it din't grind to a halt so it's not too bandwidth hungry and/or our proxy can cache.
    If you install the ActiveX control it lets do the flying in and out + 3D maps but, to be fair, it's not as cool as Google's.

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    Re: Google Earth 4.1 Official released (MSI installer now)

    Yes would like to know how this works for limited user accounts too.

    local Live is an amazing resource for UK detail alone. As has been said on the other GE thread, there are a hell of a lot of educational applications to GE if you only have the staff capable of exploiting it! :P

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    Re: Google Earth 4.1 Official released (MSI installer now)

    Can I install this via the MSI over an older version of Google Earth?

    The version was installed manually and not via MSI.

    Thanks.

    Ste.

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    Re: Google Earth 4.1 Official released (MSI installer now)

    Not tested that but I *think* it would work. I have done that on my pc and it was fine

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    Re: Google Earth 4.1 Official released (MSI installer now)

    use http://www.flashearth.com/ it has google earth and the live one built in

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    Re: Google Earth 4.1 Official released (MSI installer now)

    Quote Originally Posted by benny84w
    use http://www.flashearth.com/ it has google earth and the live one built in
    Please could we stop suggesting alternates. We all know now about them all (and if we dont post a new thread) and this thread is related to the google earth 4.1 msi not what can replace it. Please stay on topic.
    Thanks all

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    Re: Google Earth 4.1 Official released (MSI installer now)

    How do I extract the msi from the exe? Sorry i'm new.

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    Re: Google Earth 4.1 Official released (MSI installer now)

    When i copy the msi and files from the temp directory and use the 523ea15.msi /quiet . It installs, but it doesn't create program groups or desktop shortcuts for all users. Any advice?

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    Re: Google Earth 4.1 Official released (MSI installer now)

    Quote Originally Posted by mullet_man
    Can I install this via the MSI over an older version of Google Earth?

    The version was installed manually and not via MSI.

    Thanks.

    Ste.
    Yes I have done this via Group Policy even though the original wasn't done with this method. Comes up with a message saying that you upgraded when you first log on but works a treat.

    During the holiday break I installed Google Earth, Acrobat 8 and Quicktime via GP and they all went on okay. Acrobat 8 took the longest by a distance.



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