Dazzled By World Wind

Wow. I'd tried World Wind in an earlier incarnation and had been frustrated by downloading problems. They've cleared those up. World Wind is the best use of computation I've seen in a long time.

It appears to set itself up as a MIME handler, because when you enter a worldwind: protocol in your browser, the application spins appropriately. This can be used to create animations (even before the promised arrival of scripting). It's a .NET app, too, and when I just pointed Visual Studio at it, I got a great big list of interfaces! Sweet! Direct output to videostream here we come!