Educational Software Thread, Google Earth 4.1 Official released (MSI installer now) in Technical; Just thought I would let you all know. Google has released 4.1 in MSI form for site deployment (I have ...
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:
Fly to your house. Just type in an address, press Search, and youâ€™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.
7 new languages: Arabic, Czech, Dutch, Korean, Polish, Portuguese and Russian
"View in Google Maps" button
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
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
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.
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
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.