Friday, July 31, 2015

Google Earth and Stellarium

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program that was originally called EarthViewer 3D created by Keyhole, Inc, a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) funded company acquired by Google in 2004 . 

It can be downloaded from here  . If you have a 32 bit system you need to download 32 bit .deb , if you are 
using a 64 bit system you need to download the 64 bit .deb .

After downloading the .deb navigate to the folder where it was downloaded > right click it > open with >
Gdebi package installer . When the installation is done google-earth can be opened from dash .

Stellarium is a free software planetarium, licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License, available for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. It uses OpenGL to render a realistic projection of the night sky in real time.

It can be installed in Ubuntu via ppa :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stellarium/stellarium-releases
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install stellarium