It seems that precise depict the various geographical location on earth became more and more popular. Google, MapQuest, Yahoo…had provided a lot of Map-based service. Mark Walters had published an article well intruduced how to produce the globe guide by Papervision 3D in flex. If you are interested in it, please read the following article.
3D always give the cool feeling and be used more and more. Its advantage in products showing for commerical (@see Show Your Products In 360 Degree View In Flex). Maybe you think too difficult to do it. Don’t worry, it doesn’t means you should do it step by step by yourself. There is too many open source 3D engine free for use (@see the list of Open Source realtime 3D engine for Flash). We could create own 3D application fast at the same time don’t pay more attention on the details by these 3D engine. Away3D is one of the best engine.