While Earth Day may have come and gone, the Google Earth and Google Maps team was working hard to bring “Earth View” capability to Google Maps.
“When we first launched Google Earth back in 2005, it revolutionized the world of digital mapping,” Google said in a blog post. “In the years since, Earth has been getting faster and lighter while adding large amounts of imagery, more ambitious features and an ever-expanding roster of platforms, including support for Mac, Linux, iPhone, Android and even the 2011 Audi A8!”
If you already have Google Earth on your laptop, you should be able to see Earth View in Maps right away. Otherwise you can just install the plugin and enjoy Google Maps in a whole different experience with Earth views, 3D buildings, smooth panning and zooming.
We of course visited GM’s Renaissance Center while surfing in Earth View – check out our screenshot.
– By: Omar Rana