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Old 02-11-2005, 06:55 AM   #1
Eric Pauker
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Thumbs up World Wind

NASA has a really fun, cool, and free program called World Wind at http://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/. It allows you to zoom in on areas of Earth and see satelite photos of the area. I've wasted way too much time the last couple of days playing with it.
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Old 02-11-2005, 07:02 AM   #2
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Whoa, that is some serious up close and personal; synthetic aperture.
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Old 02-11-2005, 11:41 AM   #3
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d'oh! i'd love to do this, but am too wary of
downloading anything from nasa.
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Old 02-11-2005, 12:12 PM   #4
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try switzerland map - compare it with google map

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Old 02-13-2005, 02:47 AM   #5
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This is one of the coolest things I have seen in a long time. And only 172,972KB to download.

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Old 03-04-2005, 02:38 PM   #6
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Version 1.3 came out a couple of days ago and I tried it right away. Unfortunately they have added so much fancy graphics crap to the program it now runs so slow on my PC it is impossible to use
I also noticed that during the first day a lot of users posted complaints in the NASA forums about some of the new features not working properly, or being hard to use. But instead of answering the complaints, NASA has just removed the posts and now it looks like everyone loves the program and has no complaints
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Old 03-04-2005, 04:44 PM   #7
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I really *heart* World Wind. Whenever we use it, we get the "MY CHIPS ARE COOKING, DUDE!" warning from the PC. So we turn up the settings.
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