Software MacKiev demonstrated its latest program, called 3D Weather Globe & Atlas. The software provides weather information on students’ desktops, including real-time cloud cover, current weather conditions (including temperature, wind speed, and humidity), and seven-day forecasts for 10,000 cities from Boston to Bangkok, all overlaid on high-resolution NASA maps, offering an astronaut’s-eye view of the earth, the company said. The real-time weather data comes from CustomWeather, a San Francisco-based company that supplies weather feeds to Reuters and other news services. In addition to weather, the program can show country borders, cities, time zones, and a real-time night-day line. It also contains a route-mapping feature that can plot and store travel routes. A number of famous routes come pre-loaded, such as Amelia Earhart’s attempted flight around the worls, Magellan’s voyages, and the Athens 2004 Olympics torch route. The software requires Mac OS X, version 10.3 or later, and an internet connection is needed for the real-time weather data.

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