What’s really exciting about this new release is it’s now available for multiple Operating Systems and not just Windows anymore. Running on OS X? Feel the love. Prefer Linux? Ditto. That’s right, Google is releasing simultaneously for PC, Mac (universal binary for full performance on both Intel and PowerPC based Macs) and for the first time ever, native support for popular Linux distributions. Google rocks!
They’ve also localized the new version of Google Earth so it supports French, Italian, German and Spanish users in addition to English. This includes a UI localized to French, Italian, German, and Spanish, as well as local search, driving directions, geo-coding, and unique local information layers for those countries. Can it get any better? Of course it can because it’s in Beta and Google listens to user feedback.
There are so many great improvements with Google Earth 4:
Google reorganized the data layers to make it easier to find layers and turn them on and off, they added support for “textured” 3D buildings, meaning the bricks look like real bricks, the glass like real glass, and overall, the world looks more like, well, the real world.
Google did such a great job with this release that even the snauze berries, taste like snauze berries!