FSEarth 3.0 – MS Flight Simulator and Google Earth

Just got a tip that the latest version of FSEarth is now available: Version 3. This tool lets you integrate Google Earth with Microsoft’s Flight Simulator 2004. The new version of FSEarth has some nice new features including: the ability to view your flight plan from MSFS in Google Earth, ability to see other aircraft in the MSFS world (including the AI planes), and it supports multiple configurations (two separate computers, two monitors, or just two windows). (See the earlier GEB review) This is a really cool way to use Google Earth’s client/server capabilities to link applications together and see GE’s unique visualizations. Watching the 3D views in GE with its real-life satellite/aerial photos and comparing them to MSFS’s simulated views is very interesting. FSEarth is available to try for free, or you can buy it for a very reasonable price. If you are into GE and Microsoft Flight Simulator, you should at least try this out.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.

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