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I Found More Fun on Google Earth!
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.
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!
More Great Links
Links to KCC Big Country's Other Google Earth-Related Hubs
- Monopoly-Google Earth Style
According to a number of news reports on Tuesday, September 8th, 2009, Hasbro, makers of the 74-year old Monopoly game, announced that they have teamed up with Google Earth to develop an online version of the...
- Google Earth-Baseball Stadiums
If you're in to baseball, have you looked up all your favorite baseball stadiums on Google Earth? Below I've provided some great links to tons of baseball information, along with a list of stadium names for...
- Google Earth-Let's See Texas!
I've lived in Texas all my life and I have only seen a fraction of the state. There is just so much to see here. To get in the car and drive Texas, you'd spend forever seeing it. One way to help, is to...
- Exploring the Sky, Moon and Mars with Google Earth
If you're old enough, at least a baby boomer, then perhaps you remember when we landed on the moon in 1969. I can't say that I remember it, but I remember being aware of it during that time, if that makes...
- Google Earth-The Latest Fun in Traveling
If you're old enough, you may remember the days when seeing the wonders of the world meant sitting on the floor cross-legged looking through the Funk & Wagnalls. By the way, for the remainder of this hub I...
- Google Earth-My Hobby
I admit it. I'm hooked. I'm hooked on virtual traveling with Google Earth. I could spend hours picking out places to visit and zooming in to see all the intricacies of each city. My first hub about Google...
- Google Earth for NASCAR Fans
There was a time when I followed NASCAR racing a bit when I was married to my first husband. He was a Ford man. Back then, not too many years ago really, Ford sponsored a free meet and greet type party in the...
- Crop Circle Crazy
Close your eyes. Ok, maybe you can't close your eyes for this. At least try to imagine waking up, wiping the sleep from your eyes, stretching and you look out the window above the kitchen sink, and there it...