November 18, 2006

Google Earth and a Dell XPS 1710

This post was last updated on December 12th, 2011 at 03:18 pm

I’d rank Tim Lauer and Quentin D’Souza as the biggest educational advocates for Google Earth but I’m right behind them.

I recently got a brand new Dell Computer. It’s loaded up with a great video card and beautiful screen. (It also has red LED lights that have caused odd looks and good natured teasing during meetings).

I found some great tips on the Google Earth blog on how to take advantage of a good video card when using Google Earth. So I made the adjustments listed on the site. Basically using all the high quality settings possible since by default some of these are turned off or at a lower level.

It made quite a difference. I created this video of my drive to work. I’ve made videos before within Google Earth Pro but this looks much better. Youtube’s compression is not indicative of the real output. Which reminds me, if you’re reading this in your RSS reader you won’t see the video.

I’m sure I’ll be making more of these.