Google the Earth!

Posted on Tuesday, Jun 28 2005 @ 16:13 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Google just released Google Earth for free. This program gives you access to terrabytes of satellite and aerial images from all over the world. You can use it for exploring the planet, to find specific locations, plan a trip, ...

Features:

  • Free for personal use.
  • Sophisticated streaming technology delivers the data to you as you need it.
  • Imagery and 3D data depict the entire earth - Terabytes of aerial and satellite imagery depict cities around the world in high-resolution detail.
  • Local search lets you search for restaurants, hotels, and even driving directions. Results show in your 3D earth view. Easy to layer multiple searches, save results to folders, and share with others.
  • Layers show parks, schools, hospitals, airports, shopping, and more.
  • KML – data exchange format let your share useful annotations and view. thousands of data points created by Google Earth users.

Use it for:

  • Planning a trip
  • Getting driving directions
  • Finding a house or apartment
  • Finding a local business
  • Exploring the world
Google Earth can be downloaded here


About the Author

Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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