Google Earth is a virtual globe that offers aerial, satellite, and geographical information of the Earth. it also includes a map of Mars, a flight simulator and a constellation map.
Asked in Ancient Rome, Google Earth
How do you get ancient Rome on Google Earth?
Unfortunately, the 'Ancient Rome 3D' layer isno longer available as a Layer in Google Earth. The following was the original answer when it was available in 2008. For more details see the related links section below the answer including an article with screenshots of what it looked like and a YouTube video tour. Original answer: Check 'Ancient Rome 3D' layer under Gallery found in layers panel. Suggest to turn off '3D Buildings' layer otherwise modern buildings will be mixed in with the ancient ones. Double click on this Rome Layer to fly to Rome and start the tour. Next click on any of the Yellow Rome building icons to bring up the balloon pop-up. From the pop-up window, click on the link 'Ancient Terrain (**Load First)' Finally click on link 'Ancient Roman Buildings (5000+ buildings)' Now you can "virtually" walk through Rome as it looked in 320 A.D to tour famous buildings in 3D such as the Roman Forum, Colosseum and Forum of Julius Caesar.
Asked in Picture and Image Searches, Google Earth, NASA
Best website for satellite images?
NASA provides vast archives of satellite imagery much of which are available online such as the NASA Image Gallery. Google Maps is a great tool to see satellite imagery of earth. Remember to change "Map" view to "Satellite" to display the satellite imagery. If you need better (higher resolution) imagery, you could try other mapping programs or, if you have the resources, you could consider purchasing imagery for your own use. Here are a few companies with websites to start with, but there are others, try doing an internet search for satellite and aerial imagery: DigitalGlobe Spot Image MapMart Terrametrics TerraServer
What are cool things to see on Google Earth?
There are so many cool things to see in Google Earth from airplanes caught by satellite in mid-flight, bizarre land formations, crop circles, to extraordinary and strange places. Not to mention sights in Street View, Mars, Moon, Sky View, and under the ocean. In related links you'll find some useful places to check out the many cool things already found in Google Earth.
Asked in Google Earth, Google Maps
How often are Google Earth images updated?
The images in Google Earth (and Google Maps) are updated on a continuous basis. It's hard to say exactly when an area will be updated because some areas may be updated more frequently than others (just because that data is more readily available). While most images are no more than 3 years old in high resolution areas, low resolution imagery in some areas may be older. When high-res or newer imagery is not available, the base map used in Google Earth is a circa 2000 TerraMetrics/NASA 15 meter resolution base imagery. It takes months of post processing new imagery before they go online so bulk updates usually happen about every 2-3 weeks. Google Earth and Google Maps share the same backend satellite image database and are updated together. Why are newer images sometimes found in Historical Imagery? Newer imagery is sometimes available in 'Historical Imagery', which can be enabled from the View menu option in Google Earth. Sometimes older images are actually of better quality than new images (i.e. there might be a huge cloud over a certain area which encourages using the older, clearer image). This feature is not available in Google Maps. Where was Google Earth imagery last updated? If you want to see where Google Earth (and Google Maps) imagery was last updated either check out the Google Earth Blog for update announcements or simply click on the 'Google Earth Imagery Updates' link below to see the highlighted areas on the globe. When will my area be updated? Due to overwhelming demand when a given area will be updated Google has created a new e-mail notification service. Check out 'Follow Your World' in related links below.
Asked in Google Earth
How do you draw a circle in Google Earth?
There are a number of free third party tools to draw circles and produce KML that can be viewed in Google Earth. With some such tools you can create a circle of a fixed radius at a center point by latitude/longitude. Likewise you could dynamically draw a circle at the center of your current view and redraw itself every time you move then stop. Google Earth Pro can draw circles with the Ruler tool but the free version of Google Earth client does not support this so you must use a third party tool. See related link below for a free online circle generator where you can specify a center point and radius or auto-draw a circle wherever you're looking at.
Asked in Google Earth
Can you get real-time imagery in Google Earth?
Imagery and photos including Street view photos in Google Earth (or Google Maps) may appear real-time (or live) but it is NOT and often takes months of post processing before new imagery becomes available on Google Earth/Maps. This is one reason why you usually do not find any imagery younger than about 6 months in Google Earth/Maps. Updates usually happen about every 2-3 weeks and only to particular areas not the entire globe all at once. While the imagery is not real-time, Google is making some layers such as traffic and the cloud weather layer available near real-time and refreshed every few hours. There is also a new webcam layer integrated into Google Earth that can show "live" scenes at selected locations. Also, there are third party data feeds such as real-time flight tracking available.
Asked in Titanic, Google Earth
How do you find RMS Titanic on Google Earth?
First select the Shipwrecks layer under Ocean in Google Earth in the Layers panel. This layer will shows icon for shipwrecks around the world including the RMS Titanic with details about the ship, when/why it was sunk, often with video clips, etc. Now visit the location where the titanic sunk which is in the North Atlantic ocean approximately 2,000 km east of New York City and 600 km southeast of Newfoundland. Next double click on the shipwreck icon labeled 'RMS Titanic' to jump there. If you want to see a 3-D model of the Titanic at the bottom of the ocean floor then make sure '3D Buildings' layer is also enabled, which you can click on.
Asked in Google Earth
What is the purpose of Google Earth?
Asked in Length and Distance, Google Earth
How many miles per inch are on Google Earth?
Google Earth dynamically draws the map so the scale depends on the screen resolution and the zoom factor. An inch measured on a 15" monitor with 1024x768 pixel resolution would be quite different than an inch on a 40" monitor with 2560x1600 pixel resolution. At the max zoom level Google Earth shows approximately one feet per inch. To display the map scale in Google Earth you select 'Scale Legend' option in the View menu. This will show the scale in feet/miles or meters/km depending on your units preference.
Asked in Google Earth
What is the latest version of Google Earth?
The latest (non-beta) version of Google Earth is 18.104.22.16805 released in Oct 2016. The previous stable version was 7.1.6 released in May 2016. The initial version was released in 2001. The 7.x and 6.x versions of Google Earth version include Street View, viewing Mars, Sky view, looking under water at things like the RMS Titanic, a Flight Simulator, among other useful features. Note as of Jan 2012 Street View is no longer be supported in Google Earth 5.2 or older.
Asked in Google Earth
Can the Samsung Intercept run Google Earth?
It can run google maps which is basically the same thing. Answer #2 There are a number of significant differences between Google Earth and Google Maps. Earth is a desktop application (also available as a browser plugin) for advanced 3-D views while Google Maps is a web-browser based application for 2-D views. Google Maps also has a 'Earth' view for those clients that support the browser plugin and Google Earth API. See related links below to download Google Earth onto a mobile device. If phone is not supported then you simply won't be able to install it.
Asked in Google Earth
Why is Google Earth blurry up close?
If you zoom too close ultimately you'll go beyond the resolution of imagery and it will start to "pixelate". Most land areas in Google Earth are covered in satellite imagery with a resolution of about 15 meters per pixel so as you zoom closer to the 15 meter threshold fewer and fewer pixels of image will appear. Zooming closer than 15 meters in this case would only show a single pixel of the image. The highest resolution is typically 1 inch per pixel allowing even greater zoom levels. If images appear blurry even zoomed out then there might be a corrupt disk cache used by Google Earth. Clean out your disk cache and restart Google Earth. Click 'Clear disk cache' button found under the Tools/Options/Cache panel.
Asked in Google Earth
Does Google Earth have secrets?
People have found "Easter eggs" (or hidden features or messages) in Google Earth. Flight simulator, for example, was one such "Easter egg" introduced in Google Earth v4.2 that once became known was so popular it became an official supported feature in version 4.3. See related links below to see Google's sense of humor. Some of the Easter eggs were one time only "features" (e.g. April Fools Day hoaxes) and have since been removed. Some of the reported "Easter eggs" are simply strange but large man-made creations that can be seen from aerial or satellite imagery.
Asked in Google, Google Earth
What are the new Google Earth features?
Google Earth 7.1 introduces these new features: Support for LEAP Motion device Enhanced starfield Google Feedback tool integration Redesigned balloons Google Earth 7.0: Support for 3D imagery data in major cities. Tour Guide mechanism in the client Support for terrain data accessed via Google Maps Engine Zooming in now tilts at a higher elevation in order to showcase 3D imagery A unified graphical rendering pipeline Redesigned startup tips and status bar Google Earth 6.2: Improved seamless imagery rendering Enhanced search Unified network stack Ability to share screenshots with your Google+ circles from within the Google Earth client Unified Google login mechanism in the client Improved performance with 3D buildings Google Earth 6.1: Improvements to Street View including zoom slider Added the ability to sort "My Places" Google Earth 6.0: Integrated (redesigned) Street View 3-D trees Easy to use historical imagery Ground-level navigation Google Earth 5.2: Elevation profile Track and Multi-track extensions in Google Earth Visualization of Rain/Snow Google Earth 5.0: Underwater terrain, water surface and underwater 3D models Historical imagery Mars imagery/terrain/layers
Asked in Maps and Directions, Google Earth, Google Maps
When does Google Maps update Street View?
Street view photos are updated on a continuous basis, but there is a tradeoff between adding new cities and keeping the existing street view imagery current. More new cities are added every day in addition to existing imagery being updated, but it may be several years until a given city is updated. See related links for more details including list of cities by country where Google's fleet of Street View cars are currently driving.
Asked in Maps and Directions, Google Earth
Is there any other software like Google Earth?
There are alternatives to Google Earth such as NASA World Wind from a desktop application perspective. Google Earth is available as a free and paid Pro version (no source code is available). NASA World Wind is open source project and source code is available. World Wind differs from Google Earth in that there is no one and 'official' World Wind application, instead there are many demos and programs with different functionalities created both by NASA and users from around the world. For high-end GIS users ESRI sells a suite of 2-D and 3-D Map-related products (ArcGis, ArcMap, etc.) From a web browser context there is Google Maps, which is integrated with Google Earth and shows some of the same map data. No download or installation is required. There is also Microsoft's Bing Maps, formerly known as Virtual Earth, with their impressive "bird's eye" aerial photos. Other mapping web sites with satellite imagery are also available. See related questions and related links for more details.
Asked in Google Earth
What is the difference between DirectX and OpenGL Google Earth?
The only real difference is that opening in "OpenGL" GE is using the memory that is dedicated on your graphics card, not your system resources. If you have a graphics card installed in your computer that is capable of handling the memory requirements of the GE program, you open with "OpenGL". If you computers graphic card has to use your systems memory (RAM) then you would open using DirectX. This is Microsoft's way of letting you enjoy the 3D effects of many programs. When you first install and run GE for the first time, it should tell you which mode to open in and then set it as your default. If you are still unsure, you can always try to open in both modes to see which gives you the better performance...
Asked in Digital Cameras, Mazda, Google Earth
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Asked in Google Earth, Sputnik, Hubble Space Telescope
Where is past years satellite images available online?
For past years earth-based satellite imagery in Google Earth you can select 'Historical Imagery' under View menu. This shows a timeline slider from which to select available satellite and aerial imagery from the past. NASA also provides vast archives of satellite imagery much of which are available online such as the NASA Image Gallery
Asked in Google Earth, Santa Claus
How do you find Santa's house on Google Earth?
Santa's house is naturally located in the North Pole. However, for security reasons the house and toy production factories have been blurred out and invading Santa's privacy might get you on his naughty list. You have the opportunity to use the NORAD Santa Tracking web site every year to see Santa's progress across the world. See related link below and check back a few days before Christmas when the service is activated.
How can you find the most central location on a map to hold a meeting out of about a dozen locations?
Asked in Picture and Image Searches, Google Earth
Can you look at a older time with Google Earth?
In Google Earth select 'Historical Imagery' under View menu. This shows a timeline slider from which to select available satellite and aerial imagery allowing you to travel back in time to see how things looked in the past. As of GE 6.0 there is time indicator in the status bar [lower-left of the map] showing the oldest imagery available. For example, if you're in London then you can jump to 1945 to see WWII imagery. 3-D Building layer Note that the 3-D building layer are current buildings and not associated with any particular time period so you may want to turn off this layer otherwise it may not match well with the older imagery. Newer Imagery Sometimes there are actually newer imagery available in Historical Imagery due to Google's quality control process such as the newer image having more clouds or other defects making the older image "better". Street View Street View is not yet available in Historical Imagery to see older photographs.
Asked in Google Earth
What is highest resolution of Google Earth imagery?
Most land areas in Google Earth are covered in satellite imagery with a resolution of about 15 meters per pixel and highest resolution is 1 inch per pixel. At the highest resolution of once-inch resolution where each pixel represents one inch (or 2.54 centimeters). It won't appear blurry until you descend below 50 feet or so. Most of the high-resolution imagery is aerial photography taken from aircraft flying at 800-1500 feet rather than from satellites. See KML in related links to see examples of each resolution.
Asked in Google, Maps and Directions, Google Earth
Are there other websites like Google Earth?
Google Maps, Yahoo Maps, and Bing Maps each have map-based web sites with satellite imagery and similar address finding capability. Open Street maps provides a vast collection of user-editable street maps around the world. Google Street View is only available from Google Maps and Google Earth. Google Earth (technically not a web site) is a desktop application that runs from your computer, but also can be embedded in a web browser (via browser plugin) in Google Maps as another view. Likewise, Google Earth can be used in custom web applications using its Google Earth API. See related questions and related links for more details.