"It's a globe that sits inside your PC."
It is a simple idea. Imagine the globe inside your PC. You want to explore a certain area up close? No problems here as Google Earth is a software product that lets you do exactly that. Point and zoom anywhere on the globe and explore with the aid of satellite images. You are also treated with local facts! Let’s take a closer look at Google Earth and its excellent features.
Google Earth is a light tool that’s very easy to install. The installation process is fast due to the reasonable size of the setup kit. At just 13.43 MB, it amazes me that speed is achieved here. It doesn’t come bundled with other software. In terms of the system you need to run Google Earth, an Intel Pentium PIII 500 MHz or equivalent, 128MB, 200MB hard-disk space, D-capable video card with 16MB VRAM and a network speed of 128 kbps are the minimum requirements.
Google Earth is a wonderful tool with a great interface. As soon as you start the tool, you are treated to a 3D view of the globe. The interface is easy to use, extremely intuitive and you will certainly get addicted to it. In the left side of the main window, you are provided with a search bar where you just have to introduce the name of a city or a country to begin exploring it. All in all, it is a clean and functional interface that works great.
This program is simple to use and it only needs a connection to the internet via a modem, preferably an ADSL broadband connection. The experience is amazing with a detailed 3D picture and the smallest detail is distinguishable. Google is constantly updating the map and you will find that many of the images are already in high definition, while some are still in a low resolution and have a poorer performance. Many of these photographs were taken from 2001 to the present day. Google Earth can be used for many things besides exploring the world. You can also plan a trip, get driving directions, and find a particular house or apartment as well as a local business. You can save the results to your folders or share them with others.
Google Earth is a unique software product that could only come from a reputed brand like Google. It doesn’t have any downsides and its features work great. As a result, it is one of Google’s most popular tools.
Alternatives to Google Earth include Stellarium, Celestia, OpenStreetMap, Waze, NASA World Wind and more. All of these pale in comparison with Google Earth. Its functionality is truly unmatched. However, if you’re looking for space maps and the position of the starts at any given moment of the day, a tool like Stellarium is your best choice.
Google Earth is an excellent software product that offers street maps and acts as a route planner for all your trips and vacations. It can be used in a multitude of ways and the only limit is your imagination.
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