We probably used at least once in life, the Google Earth app and found it useful. The platform is an extraordinary geo-mapping and labeling system that utilizes combined imagery to create a complete, interactional map of the Earth.
By assembling over a billion satellite and aerial images, the program is a protean instrument that enables people to monitor climate change, find unknown geographic and ecological traits, and record your history.
The basic technology for Google Earth app was initially created by Intrinsic Graphics, a gaming company that developed visual databases. Google acquired Keyhole Inc. back in 2014, and a derivative of Intrinsic Graphics, which ultimately was dubbed Niantic, the Google secondary branch which creates ‘Pokemon Go.’
Google Earth was first released in 2005 and was marked as the first worldwide available, interactive composite cartography tool in the world.
The imagery and information utilized by the app are gathered via collaboration with NASA, National Geographic, and other partners, which makes it somewhat a collective endeavor.
Google Earth digitally strings together billions of images captured by satellite and aerial imagery, utilizing the highest quality pixel from every image to design the most vivid view of any area of the Earth.
Many regions have also been depicted in 3D, made from thousands of aerial photos of the same area from different corners.
How is Google Earth used
Google Earth is a unique way to explore places from above, for most people, enabling the viewer to observe the world from within a broader context.
A new feature of the app makes climate change patterning available to everyone. Users can also see how coastlines and other geographical landforms change when global temperatures increase.
Educational instruments are among the most significant areas for the Google Earth developing team to concentrate on at the moment. The new Voyager feature supports geo-tagged annotations, stories, and videos to show up in the app, offering a geographic and cultural background to people’s stories. Voyager can be seen as the magazine of the app.
Google has teamed up with ‘Sesame Street,’ ‘Carmen Sandiego,’ and National Geographic to create interactive games, tours, and narratives to aid people to get a broader viewpoint of the Earth.
Thanks to these games, children can now travel on guided cultural tours of different places in the world, conducted by that region’s ‘Sesame Street’ guide. In addition, people can use Voyager to share their stories. By noting places where their life events happened, people can keep track of their personal histories.
Robert J. Smith is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including JoyStiq and Android Authority. In regards to academics, Robert earned a degree in business from Fordham University. Robert has passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.