Google is seemed synonymous with innovation. After a great successfull with it’s search engine, a company which is found by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, produces many other brilliant products. We know Gmail (e-mail program with a capacity more than 2 GB), Google Scholar (online search for scientific publications), and the most interesting one is Google Earth (http://www.earth.google.com).
Google Earth is an application that gives users the opportunity to access a database of Earth imagery obtained from satellites.
To be honest, Google didn’t actually make your own place on Google Earth, but only buy the basic framework with the acquisition of Keyhole, a digital mapping and satellite images that have a product with the same name. But, then Google's Keyhole developted so brilliantly and it’s transformed into Google Earth at this time.
Google Earth is available with 3 types of options, namely the Free Version (free), Version of the Plus and Pro Versions. Plus and Pro Versions can provide printing facilities images with a higher definition, interaction with the GPS receiver (Global Positioning System), as well as several other advantages compared with the free one.
Unlike other online maps on the Internet, Google Earth presents the views of the Globe (globe) of the earth which is so naturally, exactly like what is seen by astronauts outside the earth's atmosphere. Navigation can be done by selecting the navigation buttons, move the computer mouse on the screen, or with the mouse scroll movement. Like this picture below...
By using the free version too, roaming the world with Google Earth is very exciting and informative. Google Earth provides some popular places in the world that can be viewed by simply pressing the mouse button only. With one double click we can immediately see the top photo of the Sydney Olympic stadium in Australia with the amazing details. Google's corporate headquarters in California, a detail example of the sophistication of Google Earth by exposing some tables and chairs where lunch and Google’s employee is sitting in the courtyard behind the office. So amazing…
Some locations even available in 3D image. Some objects that exist in that location look so real. More over, we can drive around in the direction of view we want. For example is Eiffel Tower in Paris and Nelson's Collumn Travalgar Square in London. You can try to roam there. Amazingly, in some locations, Google Earth is able to present images with amazing accuracy. Mountains, buildings, even to vehicles that are on the highway can be seen on Google Earth.
Unfortunately Google Earth can only be enjoyed by Internet users with broadband capacity (Google's recommendation is 768 kbps download speed and up), considering the amount of data that must be transferred in order to produce a detailed image.
Well, do you excited to explore the world with Google Earth?
Let’s try right now on http://www.earth.google.com…!!! :D
AND…NOW, I KNOW…!!!
(c) Written by: Nanda Firsta
Source: Own Experience