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EarthBrowser
EarthBrowser
3.2.1
4.0
0.0
EarthBrowser free download for Mac

EarthBrowser for Mac3.2.1

23 July 2009

Dynamically displays various conditions on Earth.

What is EarthBrowser for Mac

EarthBrowser is an innovative earth simulation that combines an easy to navigate 3-dimensional globe with real-time weather conditions and 7 day forecasts for thousands of locations worldwide. Live earthquakes, webcam images, volcanoes and current cloud formations are also featured. A screen saver option lets it take over your desktop with a gorgeous image when you are away from your computer.

Features include:

  • Amazing 15 meter per pixel resolution worldwide
  • Three high resolution 500m base maps of the earth
  • Satellite overlays 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 are updated every 3 hours
  • Live earthquake map with magnitudes and links
  • Live ocean buoy data for over 250 buoys
  • Antarctic iceberg tracking
  • Daily fire hotspot display
  • Hundreds of dynamic webcams all over the globe
  • Add and save your own webcams
  • Political borders/Tectonic plate boundaries
  • Over 15,000 volcanoes with links to more information
  • Screen Saver
  • Times in cities of all world time zones
  • Links to facts about countries all over the world

What's new in EarthBrowser

Version 3.2.1:
  • Bug fix to save satellite visibility status and ordering
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Sanchai
Sanchai
Nov 4 2014
3.2.1
3.0
Nov 4 2014
3.0
Version: 3.2.1
www.earthbroswrer.con is completely dead today on October 4, 2014. Earthbrowser stop updating entirely, Time to say goodbye to Matt Geiger and Earthbrowser after so many years together. May be time to uninstall Earthbrowser from my Mac!
pettifogger0712
pettifogger0712
May 10 2014
3.2.1
0.0
May 10 2014
0.0
Version: 3.2.1
Purchased a licence for v2 in August 2005 and v3 in December 2009...I can't see any improvements, updated viewing capabilities or new features that would justify me spending another $19,95. Nice knowing you EB, but sadly we must now part ways...
Sanchai
Sanchai
Oct 15 2013
3.2.1
3.0
Oct 15 2013
3.0
Version: 3.2.1
Started from October 14, 2013, Earthbrowser ask me to renter my email and serial key, I did so but Earthbrowser refuse to accept it, stated that my email is not in the list. My subscription stated August 7, 2013 and end 2 yes as from now. I try to contact the dev at support@earthbrowser.com and sales@earthbrowser.com but the mail just bounce back and cannot be delivered. don't know whether the dev go out of business or system break down. Ending up, I cannot register earthbrowser. Help please. Want to contact the developer on this issue. And thank if there is any advice.
SvenAERTS
SvenAERTS
Sep 21 2012
3.2.1
0.0
Sep 21 2012
0.0
Version: 3.2.1
Can it be mentioned if there a trial version? thy
alas!
alas!
Jun 10 2010
3.2.1
0.0
Jun 10 2010
0.0
Version: 3.2.1
Earthbrowser IS alive and well once again. Must be the result of the newest Adobe Air version. Anyway, once I learned of a new Adobe Air update(v2.0.2) I reinstalled Earthbrowser and it's working just fine now.
alas!
alas!
May 5 2010
3.2.1
0.0
May 5 2010
0.0
Version: 3.2.1
With Earthbrowser dead since at least November'09...it appears to be a problem with 'Adobe Air', I tend to think that Earthbrowser has now been abondoned by its developer. Too bad, it was an outstanding, interesting and fun creation, and I miss it.
Thus-spake-z
Thus-spake-z
Nov 25 2009
3.2.1
5.0
Nov 25 2009
5.0
Version: 3.2.1
Yep, Earthbrowser is currently dead in the water. When I attempt to launch it, I get a message saying, "This application requires a version of Abobe AIR which cannot be found( I've already got AIR installed with my copy of Earthbrowser). Please download the latest version of the runtime from http://www.adobe.com/go/getair." I downloaded it rom Adobe but couldn't get a useable .zip. So the problem is without doubt at Adobe's end.
Syzzygy
Syzzygy
Nov 19 2009
3.2.1
5.0
Nov 19 2009
5.0
Version: 3.2.1
Earthbrowser currently does not work, at least it's not working for me. It's been working just fine for the past several months. I wonder if there's a problem with Adobe Air which Earthbrowser uses. I understand that Adobe Air has been glitchy in the past. I contacted Earthbrowser's'developer about this issue but so far no reply.
Thus-spake-z
Thus-spake-z
Jul 23 2009
3.2.1
5.0
Jul 23 2009
5.0
Version: 3.2.1
Earthbrowser has come a long way since I first checked out version 3 some time ago, certainly since version 2. It's now smooth and stable, offers an extremely well rendered earth and has some terrific features i.e. major satellite orbits shown. It's features are pretty easy to use. Earthbrowser is always interesting, I've never tired of using it. The developer is quite accessible, being very responsive to input and queries; I've always gotten a prompt reply to questions. He's another developer who's demonstrated that he really knows what he's doing. He's been around working on Earthbrowser for a goodly number of years and is very dependable and responsible, unlike many who offer their wares here at MacUpdate.
Strob
Strob
Feb 4 2009
3.1.1
3.0
Feb 4 2009
3.0
Version: 3.1.1
Very nice application. I own v2.10. This new v3 has better controls and has some additional options. However, there is a major difference which is not in-favor of this release. Version 3 uses 110%+ CPU when active and 60-90% while the window has the focus but is idling. Version 2 is much more responsive and efficient only revving up to 80-90% CPU during full animation and dropping down to nothing while idling. While the animation is not completely smooth in the older version it seems to be much more so than v3. So as of now I can't justify upgrading. Maybe the developer can comment as to why version 3 seems a step backward in performance? Could it be Adobe Air?
Elpelso
Elpelso
Jan 22 2009
3.1.1
0.0
Jan 22 2009
0.0
Version: 3.1.1
Version 3.1.1 gives an access -403 error when trying to download ?!?!
Rednail
Rednail
Jan 19 2009
3.1
5.0
Jan 19 2009
5.0
Version: 3.1
Truly awesome software from a top notch developer. 3.1 gives you so much more and it's a free upgrade from 3.0. Many companies would call this 4.0 and charge you for it. (Looks over at Roxio and shakes fist) ;)
Plasterpyrus
Plasterpyrus
May 23 2008
3.0.2
4.0
May 23 2008
4.0
Version: 3.0.2
I've been using EarthBrowser since it's beginning and I've seen it expand and get better all the time, and yes it is a bit glitchy at the time but the rendering using the New Adobe Air engine is a lot sharper and it's ability to zoom in and out without loosing its sharpness is quite dynamic considering how you can zoom into your location is awesome. I would love to be able to have a tear off window for the controls to be able to drag it to my second monitor and have it completely out of the way much more like pallets in graphic applications. And maybe also include glacier and ice-flow information from year to year. Anyway good work just keep on going it's an enjoyable ride that will just keep getting better with time.
Tankknight
Tankknight
May 8 2008
3.0.1
0.0
May 8 2008
0.0
Version: 3.0.1
This is really cool and fun to watch. Unfortunately it glitches and drags on my Quad G5 so I can't buy into it.
nostrodumbass
nostrodumbass
May 3 2008
3.0
0.0
May 3 2008
0.0
Version: 3.0
I've been using Earthbrowser for a number of years and find it always fascinating and enjoyable. The new version seems to have an expanded range of options, but I found version 3 rather glitchy and not at all as smooth running as version 2. But I expect any problems will be addressed in later versions. Quite frankly, I find version 2 has a more well defined and graphically bolder rendering of Earth; I prefer that one and will likely just keep using my copy of version 2. I burned a dmg onto a CD for safe keeping, as well as put a copy onto my external hard drive for safe keeping. There is a $10 off purchase price for upgrades, at $19.95. You just click where it says "Upgrade Discount For v2.x Users" at the top of the purchase form at the Earthbrowser website, and enter your version 2 reg number and email address.
Slob
Slob
May 2 2008
3.0
0.0
May 2 2008
0.0
Version: 3.0
First off, this seems to be a full price upgrade at no reduction. Next, you have to download, via a browser, Adobe Air to your system. This so you can then download the Earthbrowser software. I put up with this out of curiosity, launched and found all my favorites unavailable with no obvious way to access them, no 'import settings' or anything I could find in the windows type menus. Back to 2.11 and that's it from now on I guess.. but at least 2.11 still works.
Thomas-U
Thomas-U
Apr 30 2008
3.0
0.0
Apr 30 2008
0.0
Version: 3.0
Download is defunct, at least w/ Safari 3.1.1.
Cbx322
Cbx322
Dec 25 2007
2.11
0.0
Dec 25 2007
0.0
Version: 2.11
Why should I use this instead of Google Earth and pay?
Wzrdjr
Wzrdjr
Dec 21 2007
2.11
0.0
Dec 21 2007
0.0
Version: 2.11
Isn't this the product that after 10 years still doesn't use OpenGL?
Syzzygy
Syzzygy
Dec 8 2006
2.10.5
5.0
Dec 8 2006
5.0
Version: 2.10.5
EarthBrowser is a work of art, a brilliantly designed, fascinating and beautiful creation. I've been using EarthBrowser for years.... it just gets better and better. It's always interesting; it never gets boring. It also makes a wonderful gift! Kudos to the developer for an extraordinary job.
Bruce-y
Bruce-y
May 20 2006
2.10
4.5
May 20 2006
4.5
Version: 2.10
Just downloaded version 2.10.0 (of May 19). WOW - the detail available in the zoom-in is amazing. Very cool program. I've been a registered user for a while, and recommend EarthBrowser to folks interested in globes (maps), geography, and anyone trying to get a better understanding of what our planet is. This program also provides an easy to track storms (hurricanes, cyclones), temperatures, and other earth/weather events all over the globe.
Drsfg
Drsfg
Apr 1 2006
2.9.3
3.8
Apr 1 2006
3.8
Version: 2.9.3
I love this program, but ever since I got my new MacBook Pro, I get these red lines across all the continents that were formed as the earth first began spinning, and I have not been able to get rid of them. Any idea how to fix this problem?
Ray16
Ray16
Feb 10 2006
2.9.1
5.0
Feb 10 2006
5.0
Version: 2.9.1
Thanks for the fixes, Earthbrowser is still great! It now has speed at Startup. The features are great. Earthbrowser for OSX should be for all Versions.
Ray16
Ray16
Feb 2 2006
2.9
5.0
Feb 2 2006
5.0
Version: 2.9
Beware! Won't launch in 10.2.8, READ ME calls for 10.3, is there a bug???
Ray16
Ray16
Nov 30 2005
2.8.1
5.0
Nov 30 2005
5.0
Version: 2.8.1
Even with a 500mhz chip,the App looks much better then before. Thank god for the speed tweak; that should be the first thing done for each new update at launch.......more speed.
Guest
Guest
Nov 22 2005
2.8
4.0
Nov 22 2005
4.0
Version: 2.8
Mac OS X 10.3.9 Runs smooth, nice interface, nice maps & details. - A bit clunky with options and settings. Get rid of the floating pallette and just add little icons to the main window instead. - Some sounds for some of the disasters would be nice as they happen, too. Or maybe a newsclip from BBC/CNN about it would be even better. Other than that, I watched it for a seconds, got bored and tossed it away. But some of you may find this one handy or nicer than the rest. So check it out, beats staring at the clock while downloading.
planeten-paultje
planeten-paultje
Nov 22 2005
2.8
5.0
Nov 22 2005
5.0
Version: 2.8
Now, that new ocean surface temperature feature is really nice. I'll be using that in my astronomy teaching :-).
Guest
Guest
Sep 23 2005
2.5.7
4.0
Sep 23 2005
4.0
Version: 2.5.7
I have been using this app. for a few years and am very happy with it. If you are a fan of maps, weather and other geological happenings covering the entire earth, Earthbrowser will provide you with the information in a great way. The updating cloud coverage is nice too. You can also select from favorite views for quick access. Speed has improved which is a plus. It used to crash on my machine but I have not seen it yet.
Guest
Guest
Aug 6 2005
2.5.6
4.0
Aug 6 2005
4.0
Version: 2.5.6
Painfully--horribly--slow, even on my 1.5 gh 15" Aluminum PowerBook! I believe EarthBrowser was running faster years ago when I bought the first version, even though the Mac processor speeds have probably quadrupled since then. Still the interface has shown improvement and the resolution of the maps is noticeably better, but only somewhat and not as much as the author of this program would lead us to believe. Overall, the program is a pain in the butt to use since one has to have the patience of a biblical prophet to use it.
Jvhvr
Jvhvr
Jun 21 2005
2.5.6
5.0
Jun 21 2005
5.0
Version: 2.5.6
Splendid application, much to learn ! Sure worth the registrering fee !!!
Guest
Guest
Jun 18 2005
2.5.6
4.0
Jun 18 2005
4.0
Version: 2.5.6
I have to say the demo runs so poorly, the mere idea of licensing this is ridiculous. I bought 1.x, and found no use for it. The latest version doesn't seem to be able to finish loading high rez textures. I can't imagine its going to run any better if I pay money for this experience. Please, fix the demo, limit the number of hours it runs in full feature mode, let us see what the hype is all about, then reduce it to its crippled state.
Guest
Guest
Jun 18 2005
2.5.6
4.0
Jun 18 2005
4.0
Version: 2.5.6
This is interesting. I contacted the developer several months (probably years even) ago before 2.5 came out, complaining about these issues of speed and such. He notified me to just hold on, that an OpenGL implementation was on the way with 2.5. Not sure if it's happened yet but it sure doesn't feel like it.
Guest
Guest
Apr 6 2005
2.5.4
4.0
Apr 6 2005
4.0
Version: 2.5.4
Well do I agree with some that Earthbrowser might need a rewrite one cares about the design of the interface. (see the aforementioned 3D Weather). But Earthbrowser both improves all the time with new fetures and stability. Have to agree with the slowness of things, but after all, it might be quite a lot of info to contact and download, so... With an old Mac one do not have an option, because :-) !!! : Earthbrowser runs on slow G3 BW 350 mhz, while the other have entry point at 600mhz.
Guest
Guest
Apr 5 2005
2.5.4
4.0
Apr 5 2005
4.0
Version: 2.5.4
MacKiev's 3D Weather Globe Application (http://www.mackiev.com/3d_globe.html) 2 thumbs up!
Guest
Guest
Apr 5 2005
2.5.4
4.0
Apr 5 2005
4.0
Version: 2.5.4
This program may be feature-laden, but it's also horribly slow, outdated, and an insult to MacOS X's elegance and design. I agree with the person below who recommended MacKiev's 3D Weather Globe Application (http://www.mackiev.com/3d_globe.html), it's simply gorgeous and fits much more comfortably in MacOS X. It also runs much better, despite being much better looking. EarthBrowser needs a rewrite, clearly the developer has decided to let his application languish for years instead of giving it the update this fine program deserves.
Guest
Guest
Mar 18 2005
2.5.3
4.0
Mar 18 2005
4.0
Version: 2.5.3
An alternative worth checking out is 3D Weather Globe from MacKiev. It is only available on CD so you can't download it. I have it and find it to be a bit more beautiful than EarthBrowser although perhaps not as fully featured. Definitely worth a look.
Guest
Guest
Mar 15 2005
2.5.3
0.0
Mar 15 2005
0.0
Version: 2.5.3
My review below mentions a resizing bug that exists only in the PC version of the program. My apologies for not being strictly relevant to the Mac side of things. The Mac version handles windows resizing perfectly, including "mac-only" fullscreen mode.
Guest
Guest
Mar 10 2005
2.5.3
0.0
Mar 10 2005
0.0
Version: 2.5.3
Yes you need a fast computer. I have bought it and I like it much! I have one negative comment, though: why doesn't it remember the window settings? I like to run the windows maximized but it never rememers my choice! And the weather banner repositioning is the most annoying! I put it into the right upper corner of the maximized main window, but when I close the program, and open it again - the weather banner is always hidden at the right, as if it still remembers it's absolute screen position, but the main window is normalized. Then when I maximize the main window, the banner moves on with it and stays hidden, probably because it moves with the main window's resize. Most annoying, please Mr. Developer, fix it soon! And the cache map loading at startup COULD be faster... Otherwise, superb proggy. Kudos!
Guest
Guest
Mar 4 2005
2.5.3
0.0
Mar 4 2005
0.0
Version: 2.5.3
Although you'd never know it from earthbrowser.com, if you own V2.5.x, this is a FREE download. Just download it from here and replace your old files with the new ones. Your serial number will still be seen.
Guest
Guest
Feb 28 2005
2.5.3
4.0
Feb 28 2005
4.0
Version: 2.5.3
This is a great program for adults and children - very educational. Features a revolving globe with high-definition topographical maps; five day weather forcasts for thousands of cities; worldwide webcams; all live volcanoes with links to the volcano's website; all recent earthquakes with links to the fault's website; active cloud cover maps; identifies storms, fires and icebergs; weather data from bouys at sea; and active daylight/dark shading. I have had one buggy version back before 2.0, but never really any trouble out of this. I highly recommend it.
Guest
Guest
Feb 27 2005
2.5.3
4.0
Feb 27 2005
4.0
Version: 2.5.3
I use this proggie since years in demo modus and bought it recently - its true one needs a fast connection and a fast mac like a g5 - but I also tested it on a pismo - its working fine there too- but slow....NEVER had a prob mounting a version after downloading !
Guest
Guest
Feb 27 2005
2.5.3
4.0
Feb 27 2005
4.0
Version: 2.5.3
I've downloaded this issue twice and both times with a fatal flaw. Won't mount. WTF?
Jvhvr
Jvhvr
Feb 26 2005
2.5.3
5.0
Feb 26 2005
5.0
Version: 2.5.3
I find it a very usefull and reliable programm, not only you have tremendious much data, ALL over the world, it's also an online application, and yes, you need a fast mac and an even faster connection to the internet, a fast broadband I would recommend ! Once you have this two indispendable things, also usefull for all other programms, it's a very good utility and the forecasts are very reliable. The programm has mutch evolued troughout the years, and I hope the maps will still improve on detail ! One thing could be better: when viewing cloud animation, you don't know witch image is showing up, or what's the beginning of the "movie" or the end... I use it all over the years to plan my hollydays, and I've never had any regrets on the weather I have there !!! So buy it quickly, you would have a wunderfull experience. The demo isn't much, because of the limited details of the maps, but the registred copy opens a world of difference !
Guest
Guest
Feb 26 2005
2.5.3
4.0
Feb 26 2005
4.0
Version: 2.5.3
This application is a dinosaur and is long overdue for a Cocoa rewrite. It's slow, CPU hogging, and not all that pretty. The interface is also quite lacking, and features haven't changed much in the last two years. It wont take much for a competitor to come along and replace EarthBrowser.
Guest
Guest
Feb 24 2005
2.5.2
4.0
Feb 24 2005
4.0
Version: 2.5.2
Unusably slow on my G4 iBook with 640MB ram.
Guest
Guest
Feb 19 2005
2.5.1
4.0
Feb 19 2005
4.0
Version: 2.5.1
EULA? I d not think so. Go build programs for Microcrap! Not signing it not for some demo! Later!
Guest
Guest
Nov 10 2004
2.1.3
4.0
Nov 10 2004
4.0
Version: 2.1.3
Is video hardware supported?
Guest
Guest
Nov 10 2004
2.1.3
0.0
Nov 10 2004
0.0
Version: 2.1.3
I have to say that 2.13 is MUCH better than even the 2.x series. The release notes say improved networking and that's what I'm seeing. This version, as far as speed goes is coming closer to EB 1.7. On my 1ghz TiBook 1.7 was wicked quick. This version is becoming 'snappy'. While the author doesn't mention it, EB 1.7 -is- Carbonized and -will run quite well- on a Powerbook, even back to Lombard and Pismo (which I used to have w/ EB 1.7). Perhaps the author should allow double licensing of 2.13 for the home desktop and 1.7 for a Powerbook? He already might....this is a question for him.
Guest
Guest
Nov 6 2004
2.1.2
4.0
Nov 6 2004
4.0
Version: 2.1.2
same problem : does not launch anymore since version 2.0.1 (crahs at startup). Re-downloaded many times, same problem ( on 3 different machines : Powerbook G4 1.33, PM G4 933 and eMac 1.2). We keep using version 2.0 consequently.... (weird ??)
Guest
Guest
Oct 31 2004
2.1.2
4.0
Oct 31 2004
4.0
Version: 2.1.2
Was nice but is getting slow and last version does not even launch on my laptop (??!!). "OSXplanet" is a free alternative, also worth a try....
Guest
Guest
Sep 3 2004
2.0.2
4.0
Sep 3 2004
4.0
Version: 2.0.2
The demo is very good! Thanks :)
Guest
Guest
Aug 15 2004
2.0.2
0.0
Aug 15 2004
0.0
Version: 2.0.2
too darn slow otherwise, a real and a nice app.
Guest
Guest
Mar 15 2004
2.0.1
4.0
Mar 15 2004
4.0
Version: 2.0.1
There have been some whining about bugs with the 2.0 version. But the 2.0 was very good for Panther os. The pre 2.0 versions crashed on me when i tried to check eartquakes and volcanoes. - This completely vanished with v2.0. Even better, v2.0.1 loads quite faster. And yes, it is possibilities for improvements. But don´t forget that the SW developers also have to cope with the frequent OS updates, as well as improve the programs generally. Have tried it since v1.3.5, and been a registerd user since v1.7. :-)
Guest
Guest
Mar 12 2004
2.0.1
0.0
Mar 12 2004
0.0
Version: 2.0.1
I have to say that the author has been quite responsive to my points about registration bugs and dropped pref info. While EB 2.01 is still a bit sluggish for my tastes, -most- of the annoying bugs concerning loss of license data and settings have been fixed. Hint to the other users having this and other problems. When you launch EB, hold down the 'd' key to flush your data. All in all, 2.01 is a good update to the initial 2.0 version. The only app that could ever pass up EB for functionality doesn't exist. 'Earth' -- readers of Neal Stephenson's _Snow Crash_ know what I'm talking about -- would be a killer app. Until someone gets up off their duff and codes -that- we have the current best thing right here. EB is it.
Guest
Guest
Mar 12 2004
2.0.1
4.0
Mar 12 2004
4.0
Version: 2.0.1
Three months after v2.0 came out, I was eager to check see if 2.0.1 fixed the problems I (and apparently others) had reported. Sadly, none of the bugs I found have been fixed. The program still refuses to remember to show city labels and weather info between boots (OS X 10.2.8). Nor does it remember the state of the Favorites window. I think the biggest feature the author provided in this release was a Windows version. Not very useful to Mac users. And, like v1.x, you need to reenter your registration info after upgrading. I guess I need to cross my fingers for v2.5 or something. I'm glad I still have v1.7; it works great.
Guest
Guest
Feb 6 2004
2.0
0.0
Feb 6 2004
0.0
Version: 2.0
I'm a registered user of this app (have been since 1.7). And I have to say this: Always compelling, but currently buggy. I had the same experiences as the author below with no remembering citys, forecasts not refreshing, etc... in addition to- For some reason, 2.0 does not hold my email or registration info, and I have to throw away prefs in order to get it to work again. I have to do this ever 24 hours, or whenever I shift from one LAN to another. A related bug that pops up is 'could not connect to server, program will now quit' -- I find this annoying because Powerbook users like me d/l the info and run. I can't do this the way I did with 1.7. This is usually my first indication that my user info was dumped and I have to (1) Find the reg info, and (2) manually dump the prefs and register over again. Finally, there is no more 'manual updating' feature that refreshes the data the way there was in 1.7. Consequently there are cases where the author recommends that you Quit/Restart the app 'and it should work'. Annoying. Other impressions. This thing crawls on a 1ghz 1gig Ram 15" TiBook. 1.7 was snappier than this, and still lives on my drive. My advice is, that if you're a Powerbook user you should be mindful of the above bugs before upgrading, and stick with 1.7. If you have a G5 at home that never changes connections, then this just might be for you. High to average marks for everything except stability -- it -really- irks me that I must re reg this app constantly.
Guest
Guest
Dec 22 2003
2.0
4.0
Dec 22 2003
4.0
Version: 2.0
I've been using EarthBrowser since its predecessor, Planet Earth. EarthBrowser v1.x were very good, reliable products. Based on that I upgraded immediately to v2.0. Bad move! Unlike v1.x, this version doesn't remember open windows when it quits (I like leaving my Favorite Views open). Also, I can't get it to remember to show weather and city labels between launches; labels are problematic. And you can no longer position the Tools window wherever you like. All in all, except for the vastly more detailed maps, I think this version actually represents a DOWNgrade from v1.x. Hopefully the author will release a fix soon (I've sent him my bug report).
Guest
Guest
Dec 16 2003
2.0
4.0
Dec 16 2003
4.0
Version: 2.0
This product brings the earth to life - creates a living map. Version 2.0 increases the zoom level of the maps (2km/pixel), adds lat/long grids, provides 7 day weather forecasts for your choice of 17,000 cities, country & state borders, tectonic plate boundaries and improved city handling. Plus all the webcams, earthquake and volcano links of the previous version. Granted that there is a $16 upgrade fee for version 1 owners, and about $30 for new owners. Map refresh also seems slower than it should as you zoom into a map. All in all, though, a truly great product.
Guest
Guest
Dec 12 2003
2.0
0.0
Dec 12 2003
0.0
Version: 2.0
This is such a disappointment. The developer promised the Earthbrowser to be here in the start of 2003, and now it's the end, and the rotating globe is still lagging and... and you have to pay an upgrade price of $16. No, the idea is magnificent, the progress on this thing is really bad.
Guest
Guest
Dec 12 2003
2.0
4.0
Dec 12 2003
4.0
Version: 2.0
I was thrilled to see this released, quickly downloaded it and it's already deleted. It runs slower than my registered 1.7 copy and has virtually no new features that I care about. Even worse is the fact that there is no metion of an upgrade price and it now costs $30! Forget it. Version 1.7 is a great program and I still play with it once in a while, but
Guest
Guest
Dec 11 2003
2.0
4.0
Dec 11 2003
4.0
Version: 2.0
This was a great product but is being made worse with time. There is still no openGL support, despite that being promised by the developer. As a result, the rendering is very slow. Interestingly enough, the manual claims that it uses an "advanced raytracing algorithm." Those of you with computer graphics experience know that raytracing is excellent for reflections and transparencies (which EarthBrowser does NOT have) but at the expense of being slow (which it DOES have). The only new feature I have found is the addition of political maps and tectonic plate lines - very minimal. And last, for all this you get to pay again. I can't find the upgrade price on their website so it looks like you have to pay full price again, even the registered users of a previous version. All in all, I wouldn't pay for this. And I'd recommend that anyone looking at it also look at Celestia.
Guest
Guest
Dec 11 2003
2.0
4.0
Dec 11 2003
4.0
Version: 2.0
Hey people, this isn't free to registered users of version 1.7! Expect to pay up!
Guest
Guest
Jul 20 2003
1.7
4.0
Jul 20 2003
4.0
Version: 1.7
As a paid customer, I certainly hope version 2 has opengl support. Although it serves a different purpose than earthbrowser, CELESTIA's performance runs circles around earthbrowser.
Guest
Guest
Apr 21 2002
1.6.1
0.0
Apr 21 2002
0.0
Version: 1.6.1
I have Earth Browser on my old Mac 7100 and I was the first caller to our local radio station with ithe information on the earth quake in upstate new york. It recorded the quake within min. Will send in my payment this week. Thanks for a great product! An Old Lady with an Old Mac!!
Guest
Guest
Apr 4 2002
1.6
4.0
Apr 4 2002
4.0
Version: 1.6
This program is truely superb, easy to use and billiantly implimented. The only things I'd change would be the amount of scientic data, like adding weather front data, sea temps. etc
Reuven
Reuven
Nov 24 2001
1.5.5
4.8
Nov 24 2001
4.8
Version: 1.5.5
Best Screen Saver out there!
Guest
Guest
Dec 2 2000
4.0
Dec 2 2000
4.0
Version: null
Absolutely Incredible. Even if you don't care about the Weather, this is one of the BEST done PRGs of all time.
Reuven
Reuven
Oct 25 2000
4.8
Oct 25 2000
4.8
Version: null
Excellent screensaver and great graphics
J-Mueller-MacUpdate
J-Mueller-MacUpdate
Jul 29 2000
4.8
Jul 29 2000
4.8
Version: null
Cool program allows you to see LIVE weather in all parts of the world, and integrates many live webcams in major cities across Earth so you can actually view a live picture of that area. Check out places like Moscow or Hawaii!
$19.95
4.0
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
  • Adobe AIR (to install the demo)
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