Incline Village, Nevada – Xeric Design today updated EarthDesk, its award-winning, real-time dynamic desktop map, to include the latest satellite imagery from NASA. EarthDesk replaces your static desktop with an image of the Earth showing current sun, moon and city illumination, as well as real-time global cloud coverage. The software runs silently in the background, keeping your desktop updated while you work. EarthDesk’s desktop is continuously displayed as your desktop background and optionally as a screen saver.

Major new features introduced in EarthDesk 6 include:
* All new city database with support for adding, editing and removing of cities
* EarthDesk can now label and plot user-selected cities on any map display
* Maps can include a configurable overlay of latitude and longitude lines
* The intensity of the night darkness shadow can now be easily adjusted
* New moonlight shading options provide more control over the map appearance
* Displays the current positions of the sun and moon over the Earth
* Plots the current location of the International Space Station
* Creates named collections of settings (presets) to quickly change perspectives
* Updated political map with current borders including South Sudan
* New Globe and Azimuthal positioning controls provide finer control

6.2 adds the latest satellite imagery from NASA and better tracking of the International Space Station.

System Requirements:
* Mac OS X 10.6 or later

Pricing and Availability:
Single-user copies may be purchased for $24.95 (USD). Upgrades are available for $12.95 for licensed users of version 5 and $17.95 for licensed users of versions 1, 2, 3, and 4. High-resolution cloud access (16x more detail than standard cloud images) is available starting at $9.95 for a single user. A bundle including EarthDesk and high-res cloud access costs $32.95. For more details, please refer to our website. Editorial Review copies and high-resolution screenshots are available to qualified persons upon request.

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Xeric Design, based in Incline Village, Nevada, is a leader in global time and mapping software. Its flagship product, EarthDesk, for both Macintosh and Windows, is enjoyed by users in more than 140 countries. Copyright 2013 Xeric Design. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and Mac OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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