DesktopEarth3D shows your choice of maps of the world and maps with real time cloud maps, shadows, and sun positions
Version: 3.2Mac OS X Software to 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 Macintosh computer to show the globe in real-time.
License: Free To Try $14.95
Operating System: Mac OS X
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
Here are some key features of "DesktopEarth 3D":
· Your choice of views of the earth from a list of high resolution maps of the earth.
· Select the view from the city of your choice using the in built database of cities to specify an exact location of your choice.
· Real time sunlight projection so you can view what part of the earth is in daylight, with city light images on the dark side of our world.
· Real time cloud maps Regular updates on real life images of the earth's cloud cover.
· Live pictures of the sun Superimposed pictures live from the SOHO observatory.
· It is able to simulate moon phases but it can also render complete images with the current phase.
· Automatic desktop wallpaper of live images of our planet.
· 3D Screensaver of rotating globe.
· Power Macintosh CPU (G3 or above)
· Hard disk
· Internet Access