Terrabrowser
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(5) 4.4

View topographical satellite maps.   Shareware ($15.00)
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Terrabrowser is an Internet browser for satellite photos and topographical maps which are obtained from the Microsoft Terra Server. The map data is provided by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and therefore only covers the United States at this time (although expansion to other map servers may occur in the future). Although a GPS receiver is not required to enjoy Terrabrowser, using one opens up more extensive features such as bookmark transfer, and tracklog/route display. Includes extensive bookmarking support, image cache, address search, region download, and many other
What's New
Version 1.5b3:
  • [new feature] Added menu option to open selected waypoint(s) in Web browser with Google Maps.
  • [new feature] Info inspector now remembers its position between launches.
  • [new feature] The main browser window can now be re-opened under the View menu if accidentally closed.
  • [bugfix] Terrabrowser is now compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 and above ("Tiger").
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later





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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Jun 2005
Just for those interested in further Mac geo tools & resources: A GIS resource for Mac & some interesting geo mapping links can be found at www.gueritte.plus.com/geomax.html!
[Version 1.5b3]


burypromote


Anonymous reviewed on 24 Jun 2005
Just for those interested in further Mac geo tools & resources: A GIS resource for Mac & some interesting geo mapping links can be found at www.gueritte.plus.com/geomax.html!
[Version 1.5b3]


burypromote


Anonymous reviewed on 07 Sep 2004
This is a sweet app! I use it with my garmin 60C and it works great.
[Version 1.5a3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 06 Sep 2004
Terrabrowser 1.5 alpha 3 is now out (still alpha, so not listed on MacUpdate) and adds support for color images of some urban areas. Check it out at the Terrabrowser web page:

http://www.chimoosoft.com/terrabrowser.html
[Version 1.1]


burypromote


Anonymous reviewed on 16 Apr 2004
This app is the business - and with a feature rich rewrite in Cocoa coming, is just going to get better. No problems with connecting to the GPS, no problems getting waypoints, no problems with the photos/maps.

I'd say this is _the_ GPS app for the Mac.
[Version 1.1]


burypromote


Anonymous reviewed on 09 Aug 2003
This is a great program, just what I needed for hiking/camping. The topo feature is a great plus, bookmarking is handy too.

The only feature I would add is a 'forced zoom' to zoom in more than the 1 meter / pixel limit. Other than that, this program is fantastic. Thanx!
[Version 1.1]


burypromote


Anonymous reviewed on 09 Jun 2003
Great app. Much better then having to use the website. I wish the MS servers where faster and that some of the sat images where more current, but that has no bearing on the actual program.
[Version 1.0.5]


burypromote


Anonymous reviewed on 28 May 2003
Dude - it's called Terrabrowser because it uses the Microsoft "Terra Server." If you look at the readme, it says that the inputing of city name is a feature which may be added later. I also disagree with your statement about latitude/longitude. Many people have their own GPS units these days, and this program is a great companion to those receivers. If you don't have one, then don't use the program. Also - 2 stars for stability? Has it *ever* crashed on you? Do you know the meaning of stability?
[Version 1.0.3]


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Downloads:16,266
Version Downloads:4,393
Type:Internet : Browsers
License:Shareware
Date:28 Apr 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price: $15.00
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Terrabrowser is an Internet browser for satellite photos and topographical maps which are obtained from the Microsoft Terra Server. The map data is provided by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and therefore only covers the United States at this time (although expansion to other map servers may occur in the future). Although a GPS receiver is not required to enjoy Terrabrowser, using one opens up more extensive features such as bookmark transfer, and tracklog/route display. Includes extensive bookmarking support, image cache, address search, region download, and many other features!

Terrabrowser features built in support* for Garmin GPS receivers, and also supports Magellan receivers when combined with the freeware program MacGPS Babel). Download waypoints from your GPS to display on the maps, edit them, upload new waypoints to your receiver.

Terrabrowser aims to be compatible with the rest of the GPS world, so it uses the XML based GPX file standard which allows easy exchange (file, copy/paste) with other GPS programs for Mac, Linux, Windows, etc. which support this format. The NMEA standard protocol is also supported* which allows for a "live tracking" mode to display the user's realtime position on a satellite map (cached or not). * note that some of these features are not yet completed in the alpha version.


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