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Old 10-15-2007, 01:27 PM   #1
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Google Earth

Why is Google Earth a standalone implementation? Does the platform have a layer which Mozilla (or IE) don't? Just trying to understand architecture and what really (techwise) makes it so unique? Unique, beyond KML, and beyond handling multi-resolution images... Thanks for any thoughts on the matter.
Old 10-15-2007, 01:53 PM   #2
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Maybe it's easier to put that sort of a thing into one package if it's standalone, rather than try to write it so that it works on every browser on earth (knowing that IE, Mozilla, Safari and Konqueror - among all the others - work surprisingly differently in some situations). Sort of why you use OS X on Macs and not on regular PCs.
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Thanks b0uncer.
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google earth doesn't go through a browser.
it is standalone.

it was when i tried anyway.


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