Google Earth

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Google Earth is a great piece of software from our friends over at Google. It allows you to zoom and fly over a virtual earth overlayed with actual satellite imagery from Google Maps.

Members at Geocaching.com can download a file from their account page that will enable Google Earth to show where geocaches are, providing links to cache pages. Its also possible to download a track from a Travel Bug page, which lets you view a 'fly through' of the travel bug's journey. Be warned that the KML files downloaded from geocaching.com are deliberately made inaccurate - cache locations may be a few metres out, and even jump about when you refresh the file.

It is also possible to open GPX and LOC files in Google Earth ("File" menu and "Open", or just drag and drop).

Google Earth is available for Windows and Macintosh.


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