An Eye from The Space: Google Earth

Google earth

 

Have you ever wondered what earth will look like from space? Have you ever thought of playing god by seeing all the earth’s beauty? Then you are in the right time at right place. Because Google just released its massively updated Google Earth that’s been in existence for many years and its breath-taking.

Google earth

Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe that provides geographical information and also can be a map for various applications. Initially called EarthViewer 3D which is developed by a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), it is later acquired by Google in 2004.

Though it used to be a pay-to-use, it became free in the coming years. But it was unavailable in many locations of the world. Also, the maps are not accurate and a 3D option is only for a few cities.

Google earth

While Google Maps and Google Street View became daily drivers for many, they both are a part of Google Earth. Using images data from satellites of NASA, it generates a 3D version of our little blue planet.

 

What makes Google Earth?

Viewing the planet as a whole in the past means traveling to the moon or space, burning time and money and taking a single picture. But it now made insanely easier to not only view the earth as a whole but also sail across all over the regions. This marvelous feat is done thanks to Google and made this piece of art available for everyone.

Google Street

But Learning about the art rather than just looking at it is much more interesting. Thanks to the video by Tech enthusiasts and Youtubers Nat & Lo going by the channel with the same name, we learned a lot more about it. Here is what happens behind the eye that gives you the view of the earth.

Photography

The navigation app Google Maps you use daily for commuting is a collection of 2D images stitched together to give you the map you need. It requires multiple satellites to capture high-quality images sometimes live traffic too for accurate and useful representation of the earth.

The new 3D feature is a bit different. It uses Aeroplanes to capture 3D images of cities and places using multiple cameras (top, bottom, left, right, front, back) attached below the plane to quickly snap thousands of images

Generation of Maps

The photos collected are stitched together very accurately by a computer with machine vision. The computer constantly collects existing data, compares it with pictures captured and then stitches an area. This superpositioned image is then laid out onto the 3D mesh captured giving the beautiful 3D view of any place.

 

Features

Search

For quickly pointing at a place you just remembered

Voyager

For discovering huge collections of places like an app store and choose the places you want to discover

Feeling Lucky

Let Google take you into a random place giving all the information alongside a beautiful view

Bookmark

Save your favorite places with a single click and visit them later

Share

Send the location or place to your friends so they can enjoy it too

If you want to have a new perspective on the whole word, just grab a device and visit the all new Google Earth






 

Tags: Google earth , Google Street View , Google map

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