Earth Update is an interactive, real-time display system of Earth
images and data designed for Museums and Schools and now available to
the general public as a "realtime museum on a disk"! Running from the
CD-ROM, the program displays hundreds of images and movies of the best
of earth images and data, documented, with live web links of how to
find out more. Roughly 15% of the material represents ... "today's data" -
weather maps, bioactivity maps, earthquake maps, etc. By installing
the software onto a hard drive, you can see "today's data" by
downloading today's images free from the internet with a single click.
Safe for an unattended museum display or school library computer -
live web links can be disabled so that visitors cannot go into
unwanted areas of cyberspace while still being able to retrieve
Organized by "spheres" (atmosphere, biosphere, geosphere, cryosphere,
and hydrosphere, each of the spheres can be run separately, resulting
in 6 different kiosks if desired. Each sphere has a section "what"
(e.g. what is the atmosphere), "why" (why do we care about the
atmosphere), "who" (who studies the atmosphere), and "how" (how do we
study the atmosphere). In addition, each sphere has a section "what's
hot" (new or controversial topics), "basic info" (fundamental topics),
and "latest images" (today's data). The CD-Rom also has many
activities, categorized by science standard (including geography and
Over a million visitors have interacted with our software in museum
and school settings. This powerful software suite is available for
purchase as a single CD which includes both Mac and Windows versions!
Educational and bulk discounts are available.