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Free 3D map search launched

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posted on Jun, 29 2005 @ 11:40 AM

Google Launches Free 3D Mapping And Search Product

Mountain View CA (SPX) Jun 29, 2005

Google announced Tuesday the launch of Google Earth, Google's new satellite imagery-based mapping product that combines 3D buildings and terrain with mapping capability and Google search.

Based on Keyhole technology, Google Earth enables users to fly from space to street level views to find geographic information and explore places around the world.

Key features of Google Earth include:

Free software download available at

3D buildings in major cities across the United States
3D terrain showing mountains, valleys, and canyons around the world
Integrated Google Local search to find local information such as hotels, restaurants, schools, parks, and transportation
Fast, dynamic navigation
Video playback of driving directions
Tilt, rotate, and activate 3D terrain and buildings for a different perspective on a location
Easy creation and sharing of annotations among users

"Google Earth utilizes broadband streaming technology and 3D graphics, much like a videogame, enabling users to interactively explore the world - either their own neighborhood or the far corners of the globe," said John Hanke, general manager, Keyhole, Google.

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Too bad I don't have broadband yet.

posted on Jun, 29 2005 @ 02:36 PM
I saw this on another forum and downloaded it yesterday. Very fun, its good for boredom. The software looks at the satilite picture and then puts terraign on the render. Then after all the it will start growing buildings. Again very cool technology, it just opened up a new area of software, and for free.

Google might be taking over the web, but they're taking it over and giving it to you for free.

posted on Jun, 29 2005 @ 02:39 PM
Beat you to it this morning...

Always remember to visit BTS.

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