SpaceNavigator Works on Mac OS X

[NOTE: Updated 9-May-2007 – SpaceNavigator now works if you download Google Earth 4.1 Beta…read more here.]
Just in time for MacWorld, the guys at 3DConnexion have released a driver for the fabulous SpaceNavigator for Mac OS X. Quite simply, the SpaceNavigator is the best way to fly around in Google Earth (and other 3D programs). This is an early release of the Mac driver (version 0.1), and unfortunately they have not released the driver for Google Earth yet. But, it must be coming soon. Right now it works with SketchUp 6 (just released), Maya and formZ. If you already have your SpaceNavigator, go here to download the driver. If you don’t have one, you can buy them from Amazon here. You can read my earlier review of SpaceNavigator, or check out the YouTube video review here:

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.


  1. I bought spacenavigator to use google earth on Mac,
    and still waiting for the driver of spacenavigator for google earth.
    but 3dconnexion dont release it yet.
    Will support further version of google earth for mac spacenavigator?
    I like Google Earth and this device… Google Earth support is our only hope.

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