Newest Review: ... everything else with Google. You download the software onto your laptop or desktop it'll only take a few minutes, if that and then your g... more
Member Name: hunnybabyuk
Advantages: Very clear images, FREE, many viewing options
Google Earth is another fantastic and easy to use system by the giant GOOGLE! It allows you to see satellite images of the Earth's surface, allowing users to see things like cities and houses looking down from the sky.
You can travel the world with Google Earth without paying expensive airfares or getting Jet Lag its quite amazing.
It uses really high tech systems like satelite imagery, aerial photographs & GIS 3D now that might sound complicated the Google Earth system is very very easy to use, just like everything else with Google.
You download the software onto your laptop or desktop it'll only take a few minutes, if that and then your good to go exploring. You can now also download it FREE onto your iPhone or Blackberry, I have it on my iPhone too.
Its easy to find certain places in the top left corner you have a search box you can just type in any worldwide place (almost any) and it'll bring a list of possible places and locate the one you choose. Or you can search more specific things like 'Hotels near London Heathrow airport' or 'restaurants near Manchester'. It's not just the UK though, it's worldwide try search Heraklion in Crete or Sydney Australia it has street view of almost anywhere in the world.
One thing I think a lot of people do when they first get Google Earth is search for their house, yes it can also find your house, type in your street and the place it's at for example 'High Street, Manchester' and you can actually see your house and walk "virtually" down your street, its kind of creepy but also fasinating.
The main part of the screen lets you see an amazing clear satelite map of where your searching for, I think it looks fantastic, its very clear and you can actually see buildings, cars & streets. You can then zoom in and out and actually see streets & buildings. It's quite amazing how clear the images are, its great as a mapping tool for directions too, me & a friend used it a few years back to find a pizza hut in London as I had forgotten how to get there.
Theres a lot of other features I have not had a go of yet, I generally use it on my iPhone when I am out & about and the mobile version is a lot smaller than the desktop version but its a fantastic easy to use piece of software and I will be using it again and again.
Summary: Amazing, fasinating and useful technology