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Google Earth

Google Earth is a computer program that renders a 3D representation of Earth based on satellite imagery. The program maps the Earth by superimposing satellite images, aerial photography, and GIS data onto a 3D globe, allowing users to see cities and landscapes from various angles. Users can explore the globe by entering addresses and coordinates, or by using a keyboard or mouse. The program can also be downloaded on a smartphone or tablet, using a touch screen or stylus to navigate. Users may use the program to add their own data using Keyhole Markup Language and upload them through various sources, such as forums or blogs. Google Earth is able to show various kinds of images overlaid on the surface of the earth and is also a Web Map Service client.

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Some amazing and unusual things found on google earth

Contributed by Cristal Guzman

Ever load up Google Earth or Google Maps to grab a view of something, only to by plagued by the cloud blocking your vision? Not sure if that image is of snow or of a rain cloud? Well, this will no longer happen now that Google has eliminated clouds. Well, at least in their representations of Earth. Pretty cool technology.

Contributed by Sammo Lea

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