Google Earth Launched

Google today announced the launch of “Google Earth”. According to Google this tool allows the user to:

  • Fly from space to your neighborhood. Type in an address and zoom right in.
  • Search for schools, parks, restaurants, and hotels. Get driving directions.
  • Tilt and rotate the view to see 3D terrain and buildings.
  • Save and share your searches and favorites. Even add your own annotations.

We’ve been “playing” around with it (I’m not sure why I put quotes around the word as that’s exactly what we’ve been doing 🙂 and it is one of the coolest enhancements I’ve seen to search in quite a while.

A pictures worth a thousand words but hands-on experience is worth even more so I highly recommend downloading the software (free) and trying it out for yourself. You won’t be disappointed.

You can download the Google Earth software from http://earth.google.com/.

Have fun. 🙂

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