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Re: is google earth safe to install?

On 09/01/2015 03:53 PM, tomas@tuxteam.de wrote:
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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 rlharris@oplink.net 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.


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?
Kickstarter anyone?

I'm building "Grit". I'll let everyone know how well it works. You do need an nVidia graphic card though. Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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