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Flash Earth Alternatives

Flash Earth is described as 'Site that lets you compare the satellite imagery offered by NASA, Yahoo Maps, Microsoft Virtual Earth and more' and is a Map service in the travel & location category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Flash Earth, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux and Windows Mobile. The best alternative is Google Earth. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Marble or NASA World Wind. Other great sites and apps similar to Flash Earth are Mapline, Spectator, Zoom Earth and GMap.NET.

Flash Earth alternatives are mainly Map Services but may also be Weather Forecast Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Flash Earth.
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Site that lets you compare the satellite imagery offered by NASA, Yahoo Maps, Microsoft Virtual Earth and more.

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  1. Google Earth icon

    Google Earth

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • iPad

    Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places, and share with others.

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    Most users think Google Earth is a great alternative to Flash Earth.
  2. Marble icon

    Marble

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com

    Marble is a Virtual Globe and World Atlas that you can use to learn more about Earth: You can pan and zoom around and you can look up places and roads. A mouse click on a place label will provide the respective Wikipedia article.

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  3. NASA World Wind icon

    NASA World Wind

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    World Wind lets you zoom from satellite altitude into any place on Earth. Leveraging Landsat satellite imagery and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data, World Wind lets you experience Earth terrain in visually rich 3D, just as if you were really there.

    Blue Marble: View of the eastern hemisphere
    Most users think NASA World Wind is a great alternative to Flash Earth.
  4. Mapline icon

    Maximize the use of your Excel spreadsheet data. Make mapping the easiest. Transform Excel data into visual analysis. We lead in data simplification and presentation. We are committed to deliver the tools needed to outpace competition.

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  5. Spectator simplifies access to satellite imagery from NASA, ESA and other providers. It gives you access to images archives, but also tracks satellites in real-time to give you information about next image acquisition.

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  6. Zoom Earth icon

    Zoom Earth

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Live images of Earth, updated every 10 minutes with GOES and Himawari-8, and every 15 minutes with Meteosat. Zoom to Satelite Map view with Street names. Rain and Weather view.

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  7. GMap.NET icon

    GMap.NET

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Windows Mobile

    GMap.NET is great and Powerful, Free, cross platform, open source .NET control. Enable use routing, geocoding, directions and maps from Google, Yahoo!, Bing, OpenStreetMap, ArcGIS, Pergo, SigPac, Yandex, Mapy.cz, Maps.lt, iKarte.

    Discontinued

    No updates for years, CodePlex shut down after July 1st, 2021.

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    SAS.Planet

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    This program allows work with any maps service if you can describe getting picture by longitude/latitude(if you want you can write config file or simplepascal script to describe how obtain needle photos).

    Yahoo photos as map + Panoramio/Wikimapia as layers
  9. pTolemy3D icon

    pTolemy3D

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    pTolemy3D projects goal is to provide FOSS tools necessary to build your own 3D GeoWeb application. The Viewer application is similar in concept to Google Earth and World WInd Java. Unlike WWJ, there is greater emphasis on the Browser as a platform.

    Discontinued

    Can't find the website.

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  10. Urthecast icon

    UrtheCast is developing the world's first near realtime HD Earth video stream, via two cameras mounted aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

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