In one’s lifetime, one would probably never be able to explore all of the vast wonders of beautiful earth, whether by attempting to travel the entire globe or reading every single geography material on the internet, and that’s a shame! Thanks to Google Earth; an application that lets you see the world without stressing a muscle, but for a gentle swipe or an easy click of your mouse.
Whether you are a tourist in a foreign land and need directions to the nearest and choicest restaurant after a business meeting or a curious explorer of the world around you, this application will prove useful. It can provide detailed high-resolution 3D satellite images of any location on the surface of the earth. Or it can transport you there from the comfort of your screen via a 3D video flyover - from your current location to your desired destination, allowing you to see all the countries around you. Another thing, you can also zoom in and out on your trip.
The first remarkable quality of this program is its simple yet beautiful user-friendly interface and rich functionalities. It looks similar to the current Google Maps, making it easier to discover new content and visualize 3D imagery of various locations.
Also, there is the ability to share links to specific street views among friends (say you’re inviting a friend over for the first time). There is smooth navigation throughout the application and fast frame update rates.
The “Push Dice” icon randomly flies you to an interesting location on earth and provides you with a “knowledge card” about that location. This card can be clicked to expand and share other relevant data/information including other places of interest in its surrounding.
The “Voyager,” an icon on the upper left corner of your screen gives you access to exploring a wealth of content collated by Google. They are like a tour of information about a topic which flies you to exciting places relevant to a topic.
The ‘zoom in’ feature allows the user to zoom in, rotate, pan, and tilt on an image of the minutest areas in high-resolution 3D imagery from the satellite in outer space.
This application has a ‘ruler’ tool that helps you to calculate distances and areas anywhere on the earth.
Also, this lightweight but sophisticated application comes in very handy for educational purposes too as there appear to be a ton of interesting information on it. Kids can learn about our amazing world through actual first-person-data satellite views of earth, from the melting ice sheets of Antarctica to thriving wildlife refuge areas in the plains and forests of Africa.
In conclusion, this Google software is not only remarkably lightweight and user-friendly but sophisticated enough to allow the user a very detailed high-resolution 3D imagery of basically any location on the earth. It is very serviceable both for research, personal or educational purposes. You can create, save and share specific street views, mark locations, calculate distances between locations, and even soar your way to any desired destination on the face of the earth in 3D. The application is simple and easy to manipulate by the user.