Caching Google Earth imagery with path tours

We have recently been catching up on the outlines for our KML of Google Earth 3D areas. The internet speeds here in Cape Town increase every year, but we still seem to spend a lot of time waiting for … [Read more...]

The Google Earth cache

The Google Earth cache not only provides significant performance benefits but also allows Google Earth to be used offline. For more on how to do this, see this post by Frank. The cache settings can … [Read more...]

How the Google Earth cache works

The cache system in Google Earth is something you rarely think about, but it's vitally important to how you use the product. By caching the imagery (and roads, buildings, etc), Google Earth is able … [Read more...]

Five tools to make Google Earth more useful

Over the years we've shown you a wide variety of add-ons that can be used with Google Earth to make it more useful, and TechRepublic has recently posted a list of their favorite five. Their list … [Read more...]

How to speed up Google Earth

Some of you out there are running brand new, amazingly fast machines that can handle anything you throw at it and Google Earth consistently runs well. For the rest of us, though, we need to balance … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth Offline

One of Google Earth's amazing features is it's ability to be used when Internet is not available. The key is the Google Earth cache file which stores imagery and other data locally on your hard drive. … [Read more...]

Offline Google Earth Use

For those of you wondering what happens to Google Earth (GE) when you don't have an Internet connection, the amazing thing is that it will work. But, it only works with what you have installed in … [Read more...]