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Wikimapia
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Wikimapia have created a Google Earth layer for their database.
Wikimapia has more than 1.5 million places marked with new ones being added all the time. This new merging will allow you to see them all.

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Google Earth 4.0.2080 (September 13, 2006)

New features
* Japanese language support (Japanese version is available here - earth.google.co.jp )
* Layer data for Japan, including countrywide 3D buildings
* Featured content layer (now available in all versions)
* A new interface for viewing time-stamped /time-range image overlays
* Improved printing option for turn-by-turn driving directions with satellite imagery
* New KML folders options with radio button style placemarks (under my places)
* Support for Hi-definition (HDTV) movie output (Pro version only)
* Support for Web Mapping Service(WMS) image/data overlays (now in free version too)
* Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinate system grid overlay


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Google Earth (Release 4 - BETA)
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The latest version of Google Earth has been released in beta form.

http://earth.google.com/earth4.html

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Google Earth now has high resolution coverage of Large areas in Russia, China, Africa, Taiwan, USA, Canada, Bermuda, the Caribbean Islands, many islands in the Pacific, Puerto Rico, South America, New Zealand, Australia, etc

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Google Maps has been finally updated with street-level maps for major Australian and New Zealand cities.....

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SketchUp(Free)
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Google SketchUp (free), Version 5.0.245, is an easy-to-learn 3D modelling program whose few simple tools enable you to create 3D models. You can add details, textures and glass to your models, design with dimensional accuracy, and place your finished models in Google Earth, share them with others by posting them to the 3D Warehouse, or print hard copies.

Google SketchUp is free for personal use. No registration is required. Download it now to start modelling.

Minimum configuration for PC:

* Microsoft Windows® 2000, XP Home or Professional Editions
* 600 MHz Pentium® III processor
* 128 MB RAM
* 80 MB of available hard-disk space
* Video card that is 100% OpenGL compliant

Macintosh version coming soon:

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Google has bought up `Sketch Up` the 3D graphics program- no doubt to add to the functionality of google earth.

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BTW, If you only have the free version and want to create your own 3D building just create your own at this site (look on the right hand side and type something in, save the KMZ file to open in google earth)

http://www.simplespatial.com/kml.aspx

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To change the default opening view of google earth
go to the menu -- Edit ---and click on `Snapshot View` .

You may need to uncheck the placemark called `default` in the `Places` plane.

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Google Earth was designed by Keyhole, a software company that Google bought in 2004. Many of the tricks it uses aren't unique: the tiling idea has been used by climate modellers, for example. But with good software and the speed of Google's enormous supercomputing platform, the results are impressive.

The main obstacle to a convincing three-diménsional skydive is data transfer. If one were to download over the Internet a one-metre resolution image of the entire world it would take 69 years with a 10-megabit-per-second Internet connection, and 12,400 years with a standard 56K modem.

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Google Earth now officially out for Mac (10.4).
http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html

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