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Satellite image on your desktop ... in real time

For those maniacs for the weather and to know if on the other side of the world it is day ... this application is of Suck fingers.

If you like Desktop Earth, which turns your computer desktop into a satellite view. Although it might seem like a simplistic image, let's see how it works and I assure that more than one after reading the post will go to test it even if it is to see if it is true.

Background image

Satellite image in real time Beyond being a simple image, you can configure what they call "Day image"Where it is possible to define a month of the year and this shows the change that happens for the winter in the latitudes near the pole.

See this image on the right showing the difference between January and August.

There is another option of bathymetric view that shows the ocean in shades and if left in "Auto select from date"Is set to the date of the operating system.


Day or night

Satellite image in real time Then in the options "Night image”Can be set to show the solar illumination corresponding to the computer time. A different GMT can be specified.

There are also options for specifying whether the darkness is displayed as a simple shadow, with moonlight or night lights of cities.

Atmosphere in real time

Satellite image in real time Then among the most interesting, you can define the option to view clouds from more than 10 sources of atmospheric information and set minimum or maximum density.

To configure the data sources option, once installed, right-click the taskbar icon and select "Cloud updates”. You can also define how often the image is expected to be updated, ranging from 3 to 24 hours.

Oh, and to prove how true it is, see the comparison between the atmosphere of Google Earth and the desktop. 

Satellite image in real time

Satellite image in real time

Simply great! I imagine a great utility for the times of hurricanes simply to know if Txus already fell asleep;).

I know, my desk is loaded with documents and my widescreen monitor looks wonderful.

Ir a Desktop Earth

Vía: Punto Geek

Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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  1. How can I delete the previous Google Earth memories?

    I save the data, I delete the memory to start a new route and when everything is fine under the information, but when I go to Google Earth and I click the file it shows me the new images but also the previous ones and they do not stop and I am not anymore caul is the new one.

    They can help me.

    Thank you

  2. The program seems very interesting to me ... I use Linux ... and I tried to run it with an emulator ... it opens it in an icon but I drop it ... Does anyone know a similar program for Linux Ubuntu ???
    Thank you

  3. Hello, interesting post, just a tip… I recommend that you use Fences ( ) to manage the icons and documents on your desktop… just a double click and the desktop is clean …… I know it is an intracendental comment… but you would better observe the weather ………


  4. Oops, it seems that I did wake Txus.
    To clarify, it is only a desktop background with the atmosphere updated periodically.

  5. 😕… after rereading this post several times I don't understand… it must be that I'm dead of sleep today, after such an active day (today I was in the urban planning course) 🙄

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