Like a previous post mentioning touchtable technology for teaching and learning with geography, I saw a couple more options for visualizing geographic data and Google Earth in a touch-screen environment. And it's NOT a SmartBoard.
Thank you, TipLine, for posting this. Perceptive Pixel has a very nice video showing their product with Google Earth, 3D modelling, and even some GIS software. Notice when the user zooms in, that the geospatial data get more detailed.
And Very Spatial had a post about the Holographic Google Earth device, that looks pretty fun.
Holographic Google Earth from Nicolas Loeillot on Vimeo