Recently, Google released version 4.3 beta of their beloved Google Earth program.

It’s a minor update, but does add lots of shiny new bells and whistles — like day and night lighting effects, increased 3D views and buildings, and a new Street View layer to match up with the same view on Google Maps. Basically, lots of pretty eye-candy, and the ability to create theoretically possible clear-sky views of downtown L.A. and the San Gabriel Mountains.

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The Google Earth Blog has done an excellent job of rounding up all the new features into one easy to view video demo. Be sure to stop by and check it out, then download the new Earth software by following this link:


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