Google Earth

virtual map program developed by Google

Google Earth is a virtual globe program that was first called Earth Viewer. Keyhole, Inc. created it in 2001. It has been owned by Google since 2004.[2] The program maps the surface of Earth by combining pictures taken by satellites and airplanes. There are also three-dimensional maps where users can look at areas from different angles. It is quite similar to Google Maps.

Google Earth
Original author(s)Keyhole, Inc.
Initial releaseJune 10, 2001; 22 years ago (2001-06-10)
Written inC++
Operating system
Available inVarious languages
TypeVirtual globe

Google Earth is interactive and lets the user move the globe, and look at satellite imagery with overlays of roads, buildings, geographic features, and more.[3]

Teachers can use it to improve students' visual literacy. Students can use it to develop a background for three-dimensional and cultural differences.[3]

References change

  1. "Install & uninstall Google Earth Pro". Google Earth Help. Archived from the original on January 11, 2023. Retrieved January 11, 2023.
  2. "Google Acquires Keyhole". Wall Street Journal. October 27, 2004. Archived from the original on December 4, 2017. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "7 Things You Should Know About Google Earth". Archived from the original on March 4, 2013. Retrieved June 20, 2012.

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