However, there have been security concerns expressed about Google Earth
because its photography is available over the Internet to one and all.
is a virtual globe, map, and geographical information program that was originally called EarthViewer 3D.
Instead, the patent covers the basic technology that, for example, allows Google Earth
users to fly over the earth to a particular destination, and then look at details like weather, buildings, and other images.
Alex Deane, director of privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch, said: "We have warned since Google Earth
began that it not only intruded on privacy, but also posed real dangers to potential victims of crime.
Jane Hall logs on to Google Earth
for an amazing bird's-eye view of not only our region ( but some of the world's most amazing landmarks and natural features.
Enterprise and solutions are featured along with GeoEye, providing satellite and aerial imagery, TeleAtlas, delivering digital maps and dynamic content, and Autodesk Geospatial, innovative model-based design mapping and management tools that are redefining the integration of design and spatial data.
Waring even asked for the UFO sighting on Google Earth
to be recorded and uploaded on YouTube in order for more people to see it.
A group of Japanese young performed skydiving by using Google earth
Preliminary investigations using Google Earth
have yielded remarkable results elsewhere.
, for instance, does not give a high-resolution satellite imagery of Mossad's headquarters, the Dimona nuclear reactor plant in the Negev Desert and other important Israeli military facilities.
With Google Earth
, which provided much better geographic data than available handmade maps, Kamadjeu and his colleagues could estimate how long it would take and how many staff members were needed to vaccinate every young child living along a particular stretch of the river.
provides global satellite imagery and maps with dynamic ability to zoom and fly between locations.