Map Software and a look at WW2D
"Talk of Linux and Mac OS X ports began appearing on the World Wind forums as early as September 2004, but by June 2005 Russian programmer Vitaliy Pronkin had had enough of waiting and took matters into his own hands. Pronkin started from scratch and wrote his own client, WW2D, aiming not just for a Linux build but full cross-platform support from one code base. He began work in Java but eventually switched to C++ and the WxWidgets toolkit. WW2D uses OpenGL to create image layers on screen, though -- as the name suggests -- only in two dimensions." World Wind -- an open source alternative to Google Earth
(Submitted by Noel Wed Sep 28, 2005 )
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