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    y.a. mac direction finder

    hey guys,

    just wondering if anybody happened upon the Google Earth beta that's floating around the usual spots on the internet. used it, and seems like it will kick *** when finally released. does directions with satellite imagery, overlays of streets, will find a typed-in long/lad, etc. it runs fine on my G4 1.5 PB.

    as for gps, i suppose it would be trivial to write a tool similar to this one: Google Earth GPS Tracking Solution
    i checked, and the "new network link" command exists in this version. i'd give it a whirl, but alas, i have no gps.

    caveats: needs 'net connection, no applescript, and flakes out (at least for me) when switching to fullscreen. but after all, this is just a leaked beta, so i wasn't hoping for the world.

    here's to hoping they release it soon, bugs fixed, maybe apple-scriptable.

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    that is SO COOL! someone get it working PLEASE!

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    google earth on a mac? i havent sen one yet.... am i missing out on something?
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    Yeah, there's a beta of it out there. Pretty similar to the PC version. Only problem is that it needs Tiger, so I haven't had a chance to try it out.
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    Having to be connected to the Internet is the only reason I won't use this for my in-car setup. It would be perfect if it weren't for that. Maybe there's a way to cache all the maps on board, and run on that with no connection. That wouldn't be too bad, I spose we could use it like that and have to wait til we have connection to look up addresses and such...
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