WiiEarth

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WiiEarth is a Google maps like app that enables you to browse the earth like in Google maps.

Controls

Button Action
Wiimote - Button Wiimote + Button Zoom
Wiimote A Button Grab world
Wiimote B Button Zoom into world
Wiimote D-Pad Move map
Wiimote 2 Button Change image source (Google maps -> Live Hybrid -> Live maps)
Wiimote HOME Button Return

FAQ

Is this even legal? It is probably wrong on some level, but I personally don't think that the data from Google and Microsoft is being misused here.

The program hangs / gives an exception / fails to load any data Yeah it does that, please reset your Wii and try again. Note that the Live maptiles don't have any tiles for the entire earth. So at first zoom level it will show blackness.

Can this hurt my Wii? Yes, though it isn't designed to do that. Please be careful with this and other homebrew.

The cursor is gone! I don't know why this happens, holding my hand in front of the Wiimote for a sec solves the problem for me.

When is the next version due? I don't really feel like doing more work on it. If you got an awesome idea and think you can handle the source just contact me on the talk page and I'll give you svn access.

Where is the Google satellite data? It gave me a lot of problems because after an x amount of tiles downloaded you have to fill in a captcha. I just left it out for now, you can use the Live Hybrid view to view the roof of your house. There is code in place to download it but it cannot be reached.

Comments

I love to hear your feedback, please leave your comments and experiences on the talkpage!