DesktopEarth3D
DesktopEarth3D
3.2

3.5

DesktopEarth3D free download for Mac

DesktopEarth3D

3.2
10 October 2005

Use realtime pictures of the earth as desktop picture.

Overview

Visualize our planet... DesktopEarth 3D uses a combination of satellite imagery and calculated data to provide real time views of the entire globe. DesktopEarth changes the wallpaper on your Apple Mac computer to show the globe in real-time. DesktopEarth 3D features real-time cloud maps, simulated horizons and live pictures of the moon and the sun superimposed on your choice of earth map. It also calculates the sunrise, sunset and current solar elevation for any location you choose. Coupled with a 3D Globe as a screensaver, DesktopEarth 3D is both a useful educational tool and a fascinating toy.

What's new in DesktopEarth3D

Version 3.2: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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Anonymous
25 September 2003

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Rubbish!!! Same problem as their sister app Desktop Sun. First you've got to give your email address in order to get the serial. You start the app. but get no desktop picture of the earth only a small one on your desktop. Yet another waste of time - don't bother downloading. iMac 400 @ 394MB running Mac OS10.2.6 (9/25/2003, Version: 1.0)
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
30 June 2004
This is a neat application, the real time clouds are extra cool. I suggest you download this and EarthDesk to see which one you like best. Both offer a trail. While I love the clouds on Desktop Earth, I found the graphic quality on full screen to be lacking in sharpness, even at the highest resolution, when compared to Earth Desk at full screen. I found the lack of definition on DeskTop Earth to be irritating. I'll miss the clouds, but I'm going with Earth Desk. Hopefully one day, one of them will find a way to combine razor sharp graphics with the coolness of real time clouds...... I found the DeskTop Earth interface to be very easy to negotiate.
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Version 2.0.1
Anonymous
23 October 2003
Quite a cumbersome interface... it never did set the desktop on its own. Between this one, HourWorld Live Deskpicture and EarthDesk, EarthDesk still wins out for me (DesktopEarth is second)... the clouds are nice (and not available yet in EarthDesk), but the klunky interface along with metal windows is just too much.
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Version 2.0
Anonymous
05 October 2003
Nice app but it would be great, if it saved the position where the map is centered. At the moment, when you restart it will always be centered to 180° west. Is there any configuration file, where one can set this?
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Version 1.3
Anonymous
04 October 2003
When I click on the "Click here to apply" button nothing happens. I cannot find your registration page on www.subrosasoft.com either...
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Version 1.3
Subrosasoft
04 October 2003
Fargesh - click on the "full screen" checkbox and it will do exactly what you are requesting :) Thanks for the support and kind words everyone - always appreciated.
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Version 1.3
Fargesh
04 October 2003
Very nice. Thank you! It would be geat if there was a way to choose a "slice" of the map, so that the resolution would fit the desktop. The big black bars at top and bottom are too distracting visually. Keep up the great work.
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Version 1.3
Anonymous
02 October 2003
The developer has been very accomodating! Now my maps are downloaded and features requested earlier are implemented! Thank you! This is a gem of a utility - together with Meteorologist, local and global weather is visually on my Mac now! Subrosasoft: One visual quirk- if I have a Mozilla window in the background of DTE with a flashing GIF image in it, and I am scrolling the DTE map, the flashing GIF image creates a visual intereference during the the scroll. Does not affect the map, but why spoil such a nice app!
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Version 1.22
Peter da Silva
02 October 2003
There are two kinds of firewalls. Filtering or routing firewalls, which just try and block incoming connections and restrict outgoing ones but don't do anything about content, and proxies, which require you to connect to the proxy and request a connectin to the remote service. Proxy firewalls are "inherently secure", since no connection can be passed through one that isn't handled at the application level by a program on the firewall. In the case of HTTP, to make a proxied connection, instead of connecting to the destination server and sending: GET /relative/path/to/file HTTP/1.x Followed: by the headers You connect to the proxy and send: GET http://full.url.including:port/and/path HTTP/1.x Followed: by the same headers as before. It's very simple. And necessary if you're going to access a website from a machine behind a proxy. Apple's got an API that hides the whole process from you, but it's so simple that it's not really worth doing more than just using it to get the proxy if you don't want to handle that yourself.
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Version 1.22
asmeurer-1
01 October 2003
Another good feature to add would be to have the center caption be a text box where you could just type in the number of degrees east or west. That would be a lot easier then scrolling.
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Version 1.22
asmeurer-1
01 October 2003
SubRosaSoft, Sorry for the confusion. I meant that it would be nice if DesktopEarth supported the random picture or change picture option in the desktop preference pane. In other words, when I have random pictures checked on the desktop preference pane then It will add the map to the set of pictures, that way it will be showed randomly along with the picture that I already have for my desktop. I hope that makes sense. Also thank you for adding the center feature that I requested. I really appreciate developers that listen to suggestions.
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Version 1.22
$24.95

3.5

App requirements: 
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
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