Editors' reviewThis nifty, highly customizable application lets you quickly access information about the planet. Upon launch, EarthNavigator appears as a medium-sized 3D globe in the upper-right corner of your screen, though you can adjust both the positioning and the size of the world. Hot keys let you zoom in close enough to see individual cities and highways, and you can rotate the globe simply by using your mouse. Right-clicking the globe lets you customize its appearance in a large number of ways. For example, you can change its color scheme and choose whether to display shadows and clouds. In addition, you'll find tools for calculating the distance between two points, determining the altitude in certain locations, and finding latitude and longitude measurements. The application also gives you quick access to Web-based information on individual countries and current weather patterns. About the only thing EarthNavigator lacks is detailed information on bodies of water. This program makes a great geography tutor for students, but we think plenty of other users also will find it handy.
EarthNavigator is an interactive 3D photo-realistic globe that floats on your desktop and has visual links to Web sites around the world. Just double-click on any place in the world to go directly to a Web site related to the place. You also can view the local weather, distances between points, and the local time. Our Active Place and Active Route technology is what makes EarthNavigator a unique Internet browsing experience. Just open any EarthNavigator Active Web site and see new places or routes on the globe with a quick link to a Web site related to that place.