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August 17, 2005 8:14 AM   Subscribe

FlashEarth is a Flash app that adds continuous zoom and rotation abilities to Google Maps/MSN VirtualEarth. Created by Paul Neave.
posted by gwint (15 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
posted by dead_ at 8:20 AM on August 17, 2005

posted by ericb at 8:29 AM on August 17, 2005

Very cool that you can quickly switch from different data sources for the maps. Google Earth is a little shinier but of course it's not a web app.
posted by selfnoise at 8:36 AM on August 17, 2005

Hm. Maybe I should have another play - I tried it out a day or 2 ago and didn't see much of an advantage over google earth (or googlemaps for that matter). It may (as usual) have been because I was focussing on Oz. In any event, the google data was superior for Sydney over MSoft.
posted by peacay at 9:12 AM on August 17, 2005

If I could get a ride on the space shuttle I'd do a space-walk in my trenchcoat, and then I too would flash the earth!
posted by wavespy at 9:54 AM on August 17, 2005

wonderful. nicely implemented.
posted by mrgrimm at 10:48 AM on August 17, 2005

Very nice - not nearly as clunky as Google Maps, but not nealry as full featured as Google Earth.

Correct me here - although Google Earth is not a web app, it does gather all of its data from remote servers once you boot it up.
posted by Jazznoisehere at 11:21 AM on August 17, 2005

That's correct, Jazz. It streams higher-rez data off remote servers on the fly.

(I sometimes wish I could just download the whole thing, but presumably it's HEEEEUUUGGGE)
posted by selfnoise at 11:35 AM on August 17, 2005

cool cool cool. Good link!
posted by tomplus2 at 1:45 PM on August 17, 2005

This is awesome
posted by mert at 2:09 PM on August 17, 2005


Thanks Paul Neave.

I like scroll-zoom.
posted by wah at 2:23 PM on August 17, 2005

Nice. Can finally run GoogleEarth on a Mac.
posted by Thorzdad at 7:47 PM on August 17, 2005

selfnoise, in case you're interested, the good folks at this website have made some estimates...
posted by flagellum at 8:01 PM on August 17, 2005

Thanks, flagellum! 8-11 terabytes, huh? Wow. I guess I can't store that on my HD.
posted by selfnoise at 12:18 PM on August 18, 2005

Those estimates are silly. Raster vs. vector. Now, the estimates would be valid for visual / satellite data, but not for map data. That's all simple vector data.
posted by intermod at 4:30 AM on August 22, 2005

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