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I Found More Fun on Google Earth!

Updated on November 29, 2012

If you haven't downloaded Google Earth yet, then you're missing out on all the fun!

I have written several other hubs about Google Earth that I know you'll enjoy. Links to all of them can be found below. Be sure to bookmark my profile page so that you can check back to find all my latest hubs. I have a number of Google Earth-related hubs in the works, stuff I'm sure you'll enjoy. If you enjoy this hub be sure to email it on to your friends, I'm sure they'll enjoy it too. There is a link at the bottom of this page that says "email this page".

Google Earth has something for everyone.

A Little About Google Earth

As you begin to play around with Google Earth, you'll notice that some areas have better resolution than others. They claim that the degree of resolution is dependent upon the points of interest and popularity for that area. The cities with the most detail are Melbourne, Victoria, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. While researching information for this hub I found out how to tell when the Google Earth image was taken. It's at the bottom of the page on the right-hand side. Click here for the link to the page that demonstrates this.

The 3D imagery is not availabe for all areas, but due to the angles you can look at the 2D areas, you still get a fairly cool affect. Where 3D imagery is available, Google Earth utilizes digital elevation model data called by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. This allows some breathtaking images of places like the Grand Canyon and Mount Everest.

In April 2008 Google Street View was fully integrated into the program allowing the program to provide an on the street level view in many locations. This feature has been somewhat controversial since some feel this is getting a bit too personal.


One of many wonders you can see on Google Earth.
One of many wonders you can see on Google Earth.

Some of These Are Better than Others

The Moon on Google Earth!

With the anniversary of the first landing on the moon, Google Earth now has The Moon on Google Earth! You have to check this out. I know you haven't been there before! Watch the video below to learn more about it!

3d Buildings That Look So Real!

Google Earth has so many cool features. You can pick and choose them in the bottom left corner. One fun option is 3d buildings. Check out the Disney Video below!


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