Google Earth

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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 Maps 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.







Google Earth in a Tesla
The Tesla's huge screen is used for many functions including Google's satellite views of the earth.
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Yet, there's a growing flood of location-based map data, geocoded Web pages, and live sensor data digitally available using newly opened standards like Keyhole Markup Language (KML); this map description language is used by Google Maps and Google Earth and named after Keyhole, the company that developed Keyhole Earth Viewer, which was renamed Google Earth when the company was acquired by Google.
in 2004 for its Earth Viewer, which underpins Google Earth.
Betelgeuse is a supergiant red star a (http://earthsky.org/brightest-stars/betelgeuse-will-explode-someday) few hundred light years away  and makes one of the shoulders of the constellation of the mighty hunter Orion (Earth viewers' left, (https://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/images/news/OrionBetelLoc.jpg) Orion's right shoulder ).
A much more recent supernova in the LMC, SN 1987A, didcatch the eye of Earth viewers and continues to be studied with ground- and space-based telescopes, including Hubble.