Re: is google earth safe to install?
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On Tue, Sep 01, 2015 at 03:47:53PM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Tuesday 01 September 2015 14:09:39 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > On Tue, September 1, 2015 9:47 am, Darac Marjal wrote:
> > > In that case, consider "marble", which provides a similar "virtual
> > > globe" and is LGPL 2.1+ licensed.
> > For example, looking at London, I see nothing but pixels in shades of
> > green and tan.
> > RLH
> Gaggh, you are right, I just installed it. Minimum viewing altitude is
> 50km! Nothing but smeared green large pixels where London is marked. Of
> what use is this in the real world? [...]
Well, freely available data versus expensively paid for by Google (and paid
back to them with your and my privacy :-)
Perhaps we should team up and buy some better satellite data to "free" it?
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