Well finally World Wind Java has had the big splash release at the Java One conference. So now the Java programmers have a 3D Globe "Bean" to play with, set properties and fly around. Any of the multiple Java Windowing Kits (AWT, SWT or Swing) can be used to obtain Multi Platform functionality out of this. Some of the performance junkies may want to do an FPS count of using JOGL versus using Google Earth in native mode(often GE does not pick up hardware acceleration, especially on Linux) or ossimPlanet. I will do one once I have time.
Meanwhile enjoy the video. Access to the code will soon be here.