Google Earth is a computer program that renders a simulacrum of the Earth based on satellite imagery.It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite imagery, aerial photography and geographic information system (GIS) onto a 3D globe.The program requires very little space on your hard drive because the images are stored on Google's servers and streamed to your computer upon demand.Google Earth is also available as a browser plug-in and mobile app. Most people don't realize that Google Earth works on Android and i OS devices (i Phone and i Pad).Google has the ability to rapidly integrate new images into the program for areas that have been hit by a natural disaster to assist in recovery and relief efforts.Google Earth is a free downloadable program that you install on your Windows, Mac, or Linux desktop computer.Most of the images in Google Earth were acquired within the past three years, and Google is continuously updating the image set for different parts of the Earth.
Now, thanks to this latest update, Google Earth is replete with 3D imagery, curated video content, and other features that will either make you want to book a trip to some far-flung part of the world or just appreciate the Earth right from your own latitude and longitude coordinates. Here are five things to try with the new Google Earth, which runs in Chrome on desktop and on Android for mobile users: In earlier versions of Google Earth, certain buildings could be viewed in 3D, provided you checked off “3D Buildings” in the Layers portion of the app.
Google Earth was always about exploration and the new version takes that further.
With a feature called Voyager, Google has teamed up with a bunch of organizations to create guided tours where you select a particular tour and then go through all the places and during this the globe spins and zooms to the point mentioned in the tour along with a brief description.
Despite some people believing that Google Earth is a continuously updated program that allows you to spy on your neighbor, the truth is that there is a good chance Google Earth, in your area, hasn’t been updated in some time.
To better understand the degree in which Google Earth is updated, it is important to understand the two dynamics that make Google Earth function properly.