This is the eighth in our series on the Google Earth plugin. Today, we are looking at Gaiagi Driver that we first looked at back in 2008. Six years on and it still works well, although a reasonably fast internet connection is recommended.
Gaiagi Driver should not be seen as a driving simulator, but rather a route planner. You select the route you plan to drive, and it will get the directions and then show you your route on Google Maps, in the Google Earth plugin, in Street View and with Microsoft’s 45 degree imagery from Bing Maps.
So go ahead and try it out. You will need the Google Earth plugin installed, a browser that supports the Google Earth plugin, and for most browsers you must now give permission for the plugin to run on the site.
The University of Phoenix Stadium where Super Bowl XLIX took place yesterday.
About Timothy Whitehead
Timothy has been using Google Earth since 2004 when it was still called Keyhole before it was renamed Google Earth in 2005 and has been a huge fan ever since. He is a programmer working for Red Wing Aerobatx and lives in Cape Town, South Africa.
Hi Is it possible to download a route so I can use gaiagi driver even if I don’t have internet access
Really good question, I wondering about this too. Would be great if you could save it to a gif or video too, or something.
Hi J, What I did in the end was a screen cast of the Gaiagi route. I was using a Mac which uses Quick Time movie to capture the screen