Google Earth now available inside Google Maps

Google Earth now available inside Google Maps

Summary: For those of you who have wondered why Google Earth was a separate application, and just wished you could get to the same type of view through your browser: You're in luck.Google today announced a new feature in Google Maps that brings the interactive 3D view of Earth directly to your browser.

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For those of you who have wondered why Google Earth was a separate application, and just wished you could get to the same type of view through your browser: You're in luck.

Google today announced a new feature in Google Maps that brings the interactive 3D view of Earth directly to your browser. What's the catch? Well, it requires the Google Earth plugin, but once you have that, you can use pretty much any browser you like. If you have Google Chrome, you're already set.

You can view the new map view by clicking on the "Earth" button at the top of a map. You will be flown directly into a Google Earth view where you are able to zoom and pan around with your mouse, or on-screen controls. Neat.

Topics: Google, Browser

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  • Better Quality

    This is cool. I just wish Google would get their quality up to Bingmaps standards - although Bing needs to update their images much more frequently like Google.
    enriche
  • RE: Google Earth now available inside Google Maps

    Great news and indication of Google's support and direction of where Google Earth fits in the geo/Maps world.
    concept3d
  • RE: Google Earth now available inside Google Maps

    Nice but it still suffers from the same old problem = where I stay the maps are at least five years out of date! Also, the resolution isn't good. So Spain may be a third world country as it isn't part of the US of A, but the same problem applies to France and they have nuclear weapons!
    grax
    • Mine are at least 10 years old, maybe more.

      They need to update their maps! Which is why I have started using Bing Maps.
      The one and only, Cylon Centurion
  • Google earth review

    I tested Google Map over a WiFi connection and it
    worked pretty well. Images didn?t take too long to
    load and we were mesmerized for quite a while
    exploring far away cities. Slow internet speeds and
    long load times could make using this app frustrating,
    however we don?t see this as a Google Earth problem.
    It?s more of a data transfer problem and maybe someday
    mobile internet speeds will catch up with programs
    like Google Earth.

    Peddu
    hostcat.com
    peddu