Earth Day! EarthDesk, Google Earth for Mac updated
Well, it’s not really Earth Day (a.k.a. “Erf Day”), but there are earth flavored updates available to fuel your geo-loving self. And, whereas Google Earth for Mac (v.7.0.1) update is a straight up bug fix, EarthDesk has for real, if minor, new features. Step inside for the details.
The big feature in the current whole number release is 3D mapping, something that Google largely achieves as far as that goes. Google Earth for Mac 7.0.1 (release notes) is all about leveling up and fixing bugs:
• Fixed a Pro and Enterprise bug whereby cached login data disappeared after upgrading to Mac OS 10.8+
• Sound can now be recorded from a microphone when producing a tour
• Improved Atmosphere feature for users on certain NVIDIA GeForce cards
• Polygons clamped to seafloor now display correctly
Get your copy of Google Earth 7.0.1 here — requires an Intel Mac running OS X 10.5 and up.
Your window on the world
When you’re working at your desk, wherever that may be, it’s pretty easy to get isolated and forget there’s a world out there. EarthDesk can be your window on the big blue marble we all ride.
EarthDesk 6.1 (update history) builds out the display of city names:
• City names can be shown in two different sizes on the map
• City names can be removed from the map, leaving only colored dots
• Fixed several entries in the city database
EarthDesk 6.1 requires an Intel Mac running OS X 10.6 or later — download it here.