EarthBrowser
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Dynamically displays various conditions on Earth.   Shareware ($19.95)
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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
What's New
Version 3.2.1:
  • Bug fix to save satellite visibility status and ordering
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • Adobe AIR (to install the demo)



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EarthBrowser User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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Sanchai reviewed on 14 Oct 2013
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.
[Version 3.2.1]

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piquadratpi2 replied on 18 Dec 2013
Same here - I always got the e-mail back. I updated earthbrowser this year again. For any advice I would be so thankful in advance...
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Fredg5lan replied on 31 Dec 2013
yes probs too, since days,I am registered,but there is no weather status of cities ore something else...I think there is no support anymore and the SW is not alive anymore,iand ts not possible to write an email to the author, its a pity after being 10 years a paying customer...
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Sanchai replied on 31 Dec 2013
Now starting a couple of days ago, no more weather cloud or any information update. Just plain Earth with no information. Matt Geiger have no more interest in Earthbrowser, after 6 year of my subscription.

Agree May be time to remove Earthbrowser
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Fredg5lan replied on 31 Dec 2013
not a charming way - to say good bye - to your fans,,matt giger :(
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Sanchai replied on 03 Jan 2014
Today, Earthbrowser update it's content once, and after that,MIT stop updating again. Seems like Matt Geiger has pulled the plug out of update server intentionally. Cone on Matt, if you decided to stop, tell us gracefully.

I write an email to Matt again, will see whether it will bounce back again
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alas! commented on 10 Jun 2010
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.
[Version 3.2.1]


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thus.spake.z reviewed on 23 Jul 2009
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.
[Version 3.2.1]


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STRob reviewed on 03 Feb 2009
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?
[Version 3.1.1]

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STRob replied on 01 Mar 2009
v3.1.2 will not install due to corrupt Air file.
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thus.spake.z replied on 24 Jul 2009
Forgive my ignorance, but so what if Earthbrowser uses over 100% CPU? My MacBook Pro's got a 2.5Ghz processor and I've noticed that EB will often peak at 150+ CPU usage without causing any issues on my Mac and my MBP is not running at very high temps at that point.
When I'm using EarthBrowser, I'm not doing anything else processor intensive at the same time. One is usually focused on EB and not on anything else.
Anyway, where's the problem? What would be a potential problem? Please enlighten me.
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Elpelso commented on 22 Jan 2009
Version 3.1.1 gives an access -403 error when trying to download ?!?!
[Version 3.1.1]


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Rednail reviewed on 18 Jan 2009
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) ;)
[Version 3.1]


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Plasterpyrus reviewed on 23 May 2008
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.
[Version 3.0.2]


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tankknight commented on 08 May 2008
This is really cool and fun to watch. Unfortunately it glitches and drags on my Quad G5 so I can't buy into it.
[Version 3.0.1]


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nostrodumbass commented on 02 May 2008
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.
[Version 3.0]


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slob commented on 02 May 2008
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.
[Version 3.0]

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Jazzyguy replied on 17 Nov 2012
And you don't need Adobe AIR! I'm not so sure Adobe Air is the best thing for your system. I like 2.11 and it is a great Universal App without Adobe Air!
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SvenAERTS had trouble on 21 Sep 2012
Can it be mentioned if there a trial version? thy
[Version 3.2.1]


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alas! had trouble on 05 May 2010
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.
[Version 3.2.1]


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Thus.spake.z had trouble on 25 Nov 2009
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.
[Version 3.2.1]


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Syzzygy had trouble on 19 Nov 2009
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.
[Version 3.2.1]


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Drsfg had trouble on 31 Mar 2006
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?
[Version 2.9.3]

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Matt Giger (developer) replied on 19 May 2006
To correct that problem, jut reset the database. Hold down the control key on your keyboard and select "reset database" from the File menu.

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Ted46 rated on 08 Dec 2010

[Version 3.2.1]


Downloads:67,200
Version Downloads:3,710
Type:Utilities : Screen Savers
License:Shareware
Date:23 Jul 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $19.95
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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


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