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Google Maps, Google Earth and the New Geography: Overview

Introduction to the "My Maps" feature of Google Maps as well as well as sharing maps and viewing them in 3-D with Google Earth

Overview

Download it: http://earth.google.com

Google Earth allows you to travel the world through a virtual globe and view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, and much more. With Google Earth's rich, geographical content, you are able to experience a more realistic view of the world. You can fly to your favorite place, search for businesses and even navigate through directions. Here are a few things you can do:

  • Discover the Earth: Fly to any location in the world, learn about a city and it's geographic features, find local businesses, and create tours.
  • Explore the Sky: Enjoy the wonders of the heavens and learn about our solar system.
  • Dive in the Ocean: Go beneath the surface and visit the depths of the ocean and explore the planet's deepest underwater canyons. Learn about ocean observations, climate change, and endangered species. You can even discover new places to surf, dive and fish.
  • Walk on the Moon: Take tours of landing sites narrated by Apollo astronauts and view 3D models of landed spacecraft.
  • Visit Mars: Travel the Red Planet and explore NASA's latest imagery of our galactic neighbor.

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