ww2d, better than google earth
By bblfish on Apr 02, 2006
WW2D is an Open Source Java replacement for Google Earth. It is not quite as good yet, but it is very close. The biggest defect at present is that the maps are not nearly as detailed - quality maps probably cost a lot and this is an Open Source project.
It makes the case that Google could have saved a lot of money by writing their application in Java, making it available on all platforms inlcuding Linux simultaneously.
In any case, we now have a nice tool to hack on.
Via Sun Mink