updated 06:20 pm EDT, Mon May 22, 2006
EarthBrowser 2.1 released
Lunar Software has released EarthBrowser 2.1, a software package displaying the earth with live satellite images, weather, clouds, earthquakes, webcams and more. Version 1.5 adds a massive new 1.5 Terrabyte earth dataset (15 meters per pixel), improved screen capture capability, and other inor bug fixes EarthBrowser is an innovative earth simulation that combines an easy-to-navigate 3D globe with real-time weather conditions and 7-day forecasts for thousands of locations worldwide. Live earthquakes, webcams, volcanoes and current cloud formations are also featured. A screen saver module lets it take over any desktop. It offers three high resolution 500 meter base maps of the earth, satellite overlays at 250 meters updated daily, global weather forecasts for over 17,000 locations, live hurricane and tropical storm tracking, a full year of weekly sea surface temperature animations, satellite cloud animations that are updated every 3 hours, and more. It is available now for $24.