Poly9 FreeEarth is a cross-browser, cross-platform 3D globe using Adobe Flash to provide a WOW-ing experience. Check out the site as they’ve got plenty of impressive demos of what they’ve done.
One such tool still in development there is Reading Tracks/Waypoints using Garmin Communicator. Here’s what it looks like so far:
Notice the Communicator interface located above the globe. Yep, that’s right, you can view tracks and waypoints from your Garmin GPS device on this cool 3D globe!
Simply click on “Get Data” after the plugin finds your device and all tracks and waypoints will be read from your device:
Then select the track or waypoint you want to see. Here are the results after some automated and some manual zooming:
Perhaps the coolest part about this is being able to view and navigate the globe in full screen. To enable Full Screen mode, click the icon in the top right corner of the navigation area.
Also in the navigation area is a vertical scrollbar for zooming, and a horizontal bar for tilting.
At this point I’m sure you’re eager to play with it so I’ll say no more.