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Old 09-25-2007, 08:27 PM   #1
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Lightbulb just an idea.


I haven't done any programing. But I have an idea that comes from installing Beryl on my Ubuntu 7.04 install. I have an ATI card so I will have to wait for compiz to develop a stable version for ATI. Anyhow I was working with my searches and generally reading about beryl and ubuntu and fine tuning my system. I was wondering if anyone has developed software simular to the 3d Cube, but it is displayed as a Globe? You could map links to the globe to provide information such as; weather, airline schedules, exchange rate, excursions, places to eat/stay/club/museums, the list could go on and on. I'm sure someone has done this somewhere. Anyone, please?

Thanks, Darrell
 
Old 09-27-2007, 05:41 AM   #2
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I don't think this has been done, but cool idea. Better start learning programming and give a shot at it!
 
Old 09-28-2007, 07:20 AM   #3
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Thumbs up Programing

I will give it my best shot. guide me to the right software and any "How tos" that I might need. Meanwhile off to another search myself.
Thanks, Darrell
 
Old 09-28-2007, 07:33 AM   #4
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You could map links to the globe to provide information such as; weather, airline schedules, exchange rate, excursions, places to eat/stay/club/museums, the list could go on and on. I'm sure someone has done this somewhere. Anyone, please?
Isn't this exactly what Google Earth is doing, among other things, except that the places are "added" by somebody else than you? And if I'm right, you can create your own things (such as buildings) that you can then run in Google Earth (I don't know the exact term..but I mean loading such a file into the program)?

Check it out too
 
Old 09-28-2007, 04:23 PM   #5
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Google Earth?

Been a while since I've used it. All I remember was that I could see my house from satellite image 2 years old. Do they now have it mapped for country, region, city info? It seemed to me that the zoom wasn't working right. "4 me anyway" Still yet with all this free time on my hands I have nothing else better to do. What steps should I take to develop a program like Beryl or Compiz Fusion or just a globe to drop into either program. The only programing I remember is Basic for early 80s, and I don't think that will work. Thanks, Darrell
 
Old 09-29-2007, 11:42 AM   #6
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I haven't done any programing. But I have an idea that comes from installing Beryl on my Ubuntu 7.04 install. I have an ATI card so I will have to wait for compiz to develop a stable version for ATI. Anyhow I was working with my searches and generally reading about beryl and ubuntu and fine tuning my system. I was wondering if anyone has developed software simular to the 3d Cube, but it is displayed as a Globe? You could map links to the globe to provide information such as; weather, airline schedules, exchange rate, excursions, places to eat/stay/club/museums, the list could go on and on. I'm sure someone has done this somewhere. Anyone, please?

Thanks, Darrell
Could you draw us a jpeg or something to have that more precise ?
Cool idea, it looks like !
 
Old 09-30-2007, 07:35 AM   #7
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Unhappy This is what I was thinking about.

I had in mind something simular to this http://freeearth.poly9.com/
except I was thinking of having a clickable link that would display all options of a particular place. Here they have different option menu globes. Bring it all together and display each maped location as a menu from which you could choose the information you wanted. Looks like it is being done.
Thanks, Darrell
 
Old 09-30-2007, 08:32 PM   #8
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I will give it my best shot. guide me to the right software and any "How tos" that I might need. Meanwhile off to another search myself.
Thanks, Darrell
Google earth probably would be your best bet, as for programming languages c/c++ is a good language. Java would be a second choice for me, and If I was going to go for a high level language probably python or visual basic (WARNING: vb is windows only).

Just search google for some tutorials and you should be on your way.
 
Old 09-30-2007, 10:36 PM   #9
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well veryl cool idea but i do not think this had been done yet but in the next genaration if they use your idea it would be cool. good idea.!
 
  


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