Google Earth 4.1 Beta is now available for everyone to download. As of right now there is no information posted on what’s new in version 4.1, but both the Ogle Earth and Google Earth blogs have shed some light on new features that they have found:
- The SpaceNavigator by 3DConnexion now supports the Mac version of Google Earth. According to the Google Store: “SpaceNavigator is compatible with greater than 100 popular 3D applications as well as Windows XP, Vista, Linux and Mac OS X.”
- A new “Tips of the Day” screen appears when you start Google Earth. This will make it easier for newcomers to learn about all of the features that Google Earth offers.
- Open the current view in Google Maps! This is a feature that has been long overdue for Google Earth, but now in the click of a button you can now open the area you’re currently viewing in Google Maps.
This build is pretty new since it was just compiled on May 6, 2007. Google will probably mention more about the new version in the next day or so, and if we find anything else out we’ll add it to this list. If you notice something new that we didn’t mention let us know so that we can add it to the list.
Some people are having troubles downloading the new Beta when visiting the Google Earth download page, which might still serve up the older version. To help those people out this is the direct link to the Windows download via Google’s servers, and this is a mirror of that same file that I uploaded myself.