A virtual galaxy has been created by Google in all the Google offices and in the Tech Museum of San Jose, California to facilitate watching Google Earth, space and underwater in an indoor environment. It is a Liquid Galaxy that gives a surround view with the help of eight 55-inch LCD screens.
To reach to people to experience this wonderful virtual world, Google takes the immersive Google Earth Environment and Liquid Galaxy several conferences. However, it is found that the mass people are still miles away to enjoy the new innovation of Google. It could not bring enough people to experience the virtual universe as only friends and family of Googlers got the opportunities to try this out at Google offices.
To make the new creation of Google reach to every one, that company has decided to put this feature in the Google Earth and all the supporting work is open-source, be it the Ubuntu sysadmin scripts or the mechanical design of the custom frames.
Not everyone may know the how to network the computers together. Google tries to make it easy with easy and comprehensive tutorial and also providing a contact link for any type of assistance while building it.
It is not necessary to run the Liquid Galaxies effect from eight LCDs, but it can be just fine from two to dozens of LCD screens. Moreover, one can run other programs also apart from Google Earth. Reports are there that playing video in sync with the Liquid Galaxies are successful and also video games can be modified there.
The experience of Google Earth on Liquid Galaxy is like never before. One can fly anywhere on the globe in just few seconds. One can go over the mountains, beside buildings, through the valley and also to the ocean floor by just sitting inside a chamber of monitors.
Liquid Galaxy started as a Google 20% project and it kept on growing. The success of the project is immense and who ever has seen it, liked it too much. The public versions of Google Earth are available for Windows, Linux and Mac.