Google Earth Software
helps you find your way around Town and the World
May 8th, 2006
Google Earth is a free downloadable software package which is also
available in a paid version with Plus and Pro versions. If you are
looking around on the internet at Google Maps, you get a taste of what
Google Earth can do, but Google Earth has a lot more bells and whistles
to really make it an enjoyable tool.
What is unique about Google Earth is that you can cruise through the
maps in a 3D perspective. You can get a feel for the directions that
you are driving along with satellite images. At this time the buildings
are not in 3D yet, but with Google Sketchup you might be able to help
contribute to the 3D buildings for Google Earth in the future.
Google Sketchup is a 3D drafting program that also is available in a
You can surf your local city for where to get a cup of coffee, where to
go to church and were to go out to eat. If you need to fill up with gas
this option is available too. You can toggle the features that you want
marked on your map. This is a great travelerís resource for surviving
in a city. You can easily locate a grocery store without driving
endless in search of one.
It can become an interesting tool for children to help in learning their
geography. As the location changes you zoom out of the globe and watch
the new location come into place. It really gives foreign places are
realness that can help a child want to learn more about where everything
is located in the world. Sure beats just a plain old globe.
It sure is neat to see the tools and programs that Google has assembled
over the last couple of years. They have become much more than just a
search engine; they are becoming a resource of information themselves.
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