Monday, February 2, 2009

New Google 5.0 - 3D Mars / Earth oceans

Amazing. Google just released the version 5.0 of Google Earth and it has everything. It now includes the ocean floor of Earth so you can dive down to the Titanic wreck or go down the bottom of Mariana Trench if you like. There is also a feature where you can see how cities and other features have changed over time, not sure if I want to see what happened to the Seattle area, probably kind of depressing seeing how everything is covered with "progress".
Mars is also improved now with 3D textures, canyons, mountains and landing sites. I guess you could say this is also the bottom of the Martian ocean if the discovery of past water is correct. Very impressive piece of software!
Works in Windows, Mac, and Linux.

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