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Google Earth

A 3D mapping program from Google that covers the entire globe from satellite images. Requiring a download for Windows, Mac and Linux desktops, a street address can be searched, and the views can be zoomed down to the individual building all the way up to a satellite's view of the globe. Google Earth can be used to view points of interest as well as obtain driving directions between two locations. See Google Maps, Google Navigation and Google.


The Empire State Building
From a satellite, tall buildings have a 3D appearance in Google Earth. New York's Empire State Building was retrieved by entering only the name of the building.
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Three-dimensional geo-browsers, such as GoogleEarth, NASA's World Wind, and similar efforts, provide users with the possibility to interact with the map display in various ways, such as panning, zooming, and especially, rotating and tilting in 3D (Schultz et al.
At the time of writing, many wider geoglyph features can be identified on GoogleEarth, but narrow lines and paths remain for the most part invisible.
Based on satellite images obtained from GoogleEarth (2006) and Instituto Nacional de Estadistica Geografia e Informatica (2000) and from published records (Alcock, 1992; Mellink and Palacios, 1993; Palacios and Mellink, 1996; Zuria and Mellink, 2002, 2005), we identified potential locations to survey that were flat, sparsely vegetated sandbars, spits, shellpiles, and salt flats within 3 km of open water.
Data is exportable to GIS systems, GoogleEarth or to XLI's own reports.
Last Thursday, Roy Barker clicked on a Web site that's similar to GoogleEarth.
Symbolic Flight retails for $250 and draws on GPS, weather and GoogleEarth data to create a visual map of terrain on a display screen.
The uploaded file contains all of your waypoints, photos, and notes and can be viewed on Googlemaps or GoogleEarth.
Actually they're exactly a mile south of Key Biscayne's Cape Florida and visible on GoogleEarth.
The show is free-form to the point of seeming scattershot -- each episode just sort of bops around America (think of it as GoogleEarth with jokes, only without the jokes), spending a couple of minutes with each character.
With the growing development of technologies such as GoogleEarth and the growing interest of users for this kind of tools, we are studying the possibility of transposing result presentation on a three-dimension map.