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Click here to start exploring Modified Mars in Google Earth. This may take a minute but believe me, it's worth it. Make sure you turn off "borders", "roads", "restaurants" and other Terran layers in the Layers-window, left below in Google Earth, to avoid an odd mixture of Earth and Mars.

You need, of course, to have Google Earth installed on your computer. If you don't have Google Earth, you can download it here for free. Alternatively, you can explore Modified Mars as a "flat" map.

NEW: Modified Mars 5.0 beta

In early 2009, Google launched Google Earth 5.0, with a major new feature: Google Mars. Not only can our neighbour planet now be explored by anyone in much greater detail than before, also virtual terraforming has become much easier.

The Modified Mars 5.0 add-on I've created works best at altitudes between 0 en 20.000 metres (where sealevel is at -3000 metres). Unfortunately strange effects happen when diving below zero whereas when you fly too high the ocean tends to dissappear; hopefully Google will fix these bugs soon.

Instructions:
1. set Google Earth in Mars mode, using the Saturn-icon on the top bar
2. make sure "terrain" is on (check the Layers panel left below)
3. click here

(Please note: the filesize is 17 Mb and it's been reported that on some computer systems Google Earth just can't handle it...)

Alternatively, you can take a look at the photo album.

Modified Mars 5.0 is best enjoyed in combination with the Flight Simulator (ctrl+alt+A or the "extra"-menu). Here's a screenshot:

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