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About Google Earth

Google Earth (GE) is the free application released by Google as a beta/test product in June of 2005. The Windows version is no longer beta as of 10-Jan-2006. The beta for Mac was also released on 10-Jan-2006. GE is based on a product called "Keyhole" which Google acquired when they purchased the company Keyhole in 2004. Google describes it briefly as:

The idea is simple. It's a globe that sits inside your PC. You point and zoom to anyplace on the planet that you want to explore. Satellite images and local facts zoom into view. Tap into Google search to show local points of interest and facts. Zoom to a specific address to check out an apartment or hotel. View driving directions and even fly along your route.

Google released the product first for recent versions of Microsoft Windows XP or 2000 (there is a beta version for the Mac and reports they are working on a Linux version). You will need a decent computer with a 3D graphics card, and will find a broadband connection is best. If you have these things, you will find Google Earth one of the most amazing applications you have ever used.

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Google Earth Blog

Google Earth Blog was created by Frank Taylor to share interesting news and new features related to Google Earth. It is not officially affiliated with Google.



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