Google Earth 4.0 Beta Build 2693

Want to know more about a specific location? Dive right in -- Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips.

    Release notes:
  • Progress indicator for loading network links and models
  • Real-time GPS tracking using NMEA (Plus, Pro and EC)
  • Greatly improved performance for collada models (textured buildings)
  • Tours can display balloons (Tools->Options... then "Touring" tab)
  • Driving directions and touring allow a greater range for typed values
  • Mac movie-maker supports many more compression formats

    KML notes:

  • Icon palettes are deprecated (no more root:// for the styles)
  • Improved performance on network link hierarchies

    Major fixes since last beta:

  • Improved compatibility on shared memory architecture ATI graphics cards with older graphics card drivers
  • Improved success rate of log in over unreliable connections
  • Fixed offline mode in Pro
  • Numerous GPS fixes (including GPX import)
Download: Google Earth 4.0 Beta Build 2693 for Windows, Mac OS X & Linux
View: Google Earth Home page
Link to: Neowin Discussion

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