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Google Earth Online

By Edited Jun 26, 2016 0 0
Google Earth

Pros

1. Freely available

2. Ease of use

3. Easy download and install

4. Develops new tools as time passes

5. Accurate - brilliant for directions, for using as a map

6. Here to stay

7. Powered by Google - need I say more?

8. Will only ever improve

Cons

1. A little fiddly for the new user

2. The layers (the different ways in which you can view Google Earth) can be a little confusing

3. And that's it!

Full Review

Google Earth
Google Earth online is now just over two years old. Otherwise known as Google Earth, it's one of the most amazing pieces of software developed in recent years.

The technology it embraces is fairly breathtaking and the inroads that Google continue to make into satellite imagery and mapping applications is pretty dramatic, to say the least. Since the application's inception in 2008, it is now available in 37 different languages, giving it an almost ironic twist when it comes to the term 'global coverage', as that's almost the essence of what Google Earth online is really about – global mapping software.

With the added advantage of being so user friendly language wise, the application has an unique array of tools laid out for enthusiasts everywhere, not least its primary function – live satellite images. Beyond that, there is Google Sky – a fantastic side arm of Google Earth with allows users to peruse a series of pictures of the heavens captured by none other that the Hubble Telescope.

Then there's the Flight Simulator – originally a hidden piece of software that is now openly available to all users and quite the nifty piece of software in its own right. It can be used in conjunction with either a normal keyboard or a gaming joystick, allowing for easier manoeuvrability and an enhanced simulated flight experience.

Google Earth online also embraces both the Moon and the red planet itself, Mars, both of which can be studied and mapped by anyone wishing to take a closer look at these mysterious heavenly bodies. For those that prefer their mysteries a little closer to home, there's GoogleOcean, a whole underwater experience that goes into detail about the mountains, depths, caverns and terrain that can be found below sea level.

There are a myriad of uses for the software, not least the fact that it allows us to discover hidden treasures around the world, as well as explore potential destinations, and possible areas for relocation or migration purposes. We can create maps, plot routes and receive driving directions. We can check out

Google street
view, which is yet another fabulous aspect of the Google Earth phenomenon.

We can add data to specific areas, chart distances, share information and so much more. The different layers allow us to seek local knowledge, such as where to eat, where to stay, what to see in a given area. The possibilities for using the live Earth software are only limited by our individual ability to fully understand what Google Earth online really is and what it can do – and where it can take us!

It really is a superb application and millions of users enjoy making use of it, whether full or otherwise, of what the virtual earth software has in store. Having spent many a blissful hour on Google Earth over the last few years, I can attest to how easy it is to use, how much fun you can have whilst virtually surfing around the world as well as how stunning the graphics are – especially in highly searched for locations.

If you haven't already availed yourself of Google Earth online, perhaps it's high time you did – who knows how far you will virtually travel?!

In Closing

It really is a superb application and millions of users enjoy making use of it, whether full or otherwise, of what the virtual earth software has in store. Having spent many a blissful hour on Google Earth over the last few years, I can attest to how easy it is to use, how much fun you can have whilst virtually surfing around the world as well as how stunning the graphics are – especially in highly searched for locations.

If you haven't already availed yourself of Google Earth online, perhaps it's high time you did – who knows how far you will virtually travel?!

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