15 pictures from Google Earth(GE) showcases the power of GE, and the images are indeed interesting. NOTE: Evidently these pics were removed – Mack
Seven images show the Firefox browser circle cut into a crop field (UFO style) and other large-scale animals and objects. The slide show includes commentary and the coordinates of each image. If you’re in a hurry, I recommend images 5 through 10.
GE, according to Google, “lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places, and share with others.”
Google Earth 5.0 (beta) features:
- Historical imagery from around the globe
- Ocean floor and surface data from marine experts
- Simplified touring with audio and voice recording
Download GE free at http://earth.google.com. Then you can hunt for your own treasures.
- Google. That alone is a mouthful. “Google” is French for “watches you intently and tattles.”
* Is this a privacy or piracy policy?
- GE requires the installation of Google Updater. This software, in addition to updating the software that googles you it “runs software that’s been installed.” Interesting.
So should you avoid installing GE? That’s for you to decide–just be aware of the trade-offs you’re making. You probably already have Gmail anyway, and maybe Google Apps, so you may already be on the hook.
If you like GE, you might also enjoy Google Moon (GM), which does not require a download. GM is billed as a “mosaic of landing site images and a tour of the Apollo landings,” along with data regarding the missions.
When GM first appeared, when you zoomed in all the way on the moon, the final image was cheese, but I could no longer find it (rats!).
See all 15 pictures from Google Earth.
I guess GE is available in the Chrome browser as a plug-in. So you don’t need to download GE software proper.
More terms! Check out the API info here.