Monday, March 05, 2007

Tech Tip: Flash Earth - Google Earth Alternative

For the past few weeks at work, every so often, someone would complain about Google Earth... Officially this isn't a program we use in the office but some of the people find it useful in the free version. The complaint would usually either involve the entire screen going Green or Black. Apparently, this is an issue with some graphics cards. Instead of trying to remedy the problem now, I usually uninstall Google Earth and direct them to the mashup website Flash Earth.

The Flash Earth API integrates with Google Maps, Microsoft Virtual Earth, Yahoo Maps, (aerial & physical), OpenLayers and NASA Terra data.

Click here to go to Flash Earth

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