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16 de Enero 2006

Google Earth Plus - Faster Network Access

lightningWhen Google Earth for Windows went out of beta last Tuesday, a new item was added to the features list of Google Earth Plus (GE+): Enhanced network access. That's right, if you buy the Google Earth Plus version ($20 per year subscription) you not only get the ability to draw paths and polygons, GPS integration support, greater printer resolution, and data import capability. But, also you get faster network access. Apparently this feature already existed for some months, but just wasn't documented. So, if you already have GE+, you have already been getting faster access.

According to the Google Earth development team, the feature enhances the download speed of the databases compared to the free version of GE. Here's a comment from one of the team members at the Google Earth Community: "Upgrading to Plus should improve network performance at least a little and in some cases a large amount (especially if you have a long latency to our servers). "

So, if you've been thinking about getting GE+, here's another reason to consider it. Those of you who are real addicts (like me) might want to give it some thought. :-) Anyway, if you want GE+, just select "Upgrade to Plus" in the Help Menu of Google Earth.

Enviado por FrankTaylor at 16 de Enero 2006 a las 07:20 AM

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    Do you know if anyone has tried to quantify (benchmark) the speed difference? I'm considering the upgrade but some benchmarks would really help me decide.

    Enviado por: Rob Shaw at 15 de Febrero 2006 a las 10:49 AM

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