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  • Google Earth Available on AppStore


    If Streetview coming in firmware 2.2 isn't enough for you and you need something Google-made to play with grab a copy of Google Earth from the AppStore. Google sure has been busy lately.

    Google Earth is a nice little bit of technology allowing you to view the world via a combination of satellite and aerial images. This port by google to the iPhone has been done quite well and it's an entertaining little app.

    Just search for a location or place on the Earth or click locate me and Google Earth takes you to the corresponding part of the world showing you pictures or 3d rendering of the area. Controls are pretty simple to use. Pinch and pull to zoom, move around with the flick of the finger, etc. It is all fairly intuitive.

    A really neat feature is the ability to look at places in 3d by tilting your iPhone to vertical. Check out what Mount Everest from the comfort of your home!



    What are those blue dots all over the place? When you click a blue dot you get a popup with info for that dot. It could be a place to eat or information about the location etc. For example one of the little blue dots on Mount Everest gives you a picture of that location.



    This app is pretty fun to play with on the iPhone and I'm enjoying going around at looking at different places around the world. I might even find something interesting in my area that I wasn't already aware of by clicking these blue dots.

    You can also use it to search for various things in your area like places to eat or shop and Google Earth will look them up for you which is a lot more interesting than looking them up via Maps.app or phone directories -- basically Google Earth on the iPhone is a combination area viewer and directory all in one super tool.

    It's a free download and you can grab it here free. Enjoy.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Google Earth Available on AppStore started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 24 Comments
    1. 461am's Avatar
      461am -
      The use of the accelerometer takes a bit getting used to (and seems a bit flawed), but still a very nice release.
    1. warisjain's Avatar
      warisjain -
      Quote Originally Posted by 461am View Post
      The use of the accelerometer takes a bit getting used to (and seems a bit flawed), but still a very nice release.
      True, the Accelerometer use needs to be refined.....otherwise a fine App.
      Cheers to gOOgle!!!
    1. grahampaull's Avatar
      grahampaull -
      I Have to admit, This is my Fav app so far, Personally.
    1. spam_artist's Avatar
      spam_artist -
      ditto, really hard to control...even harder when laying down on a bed, lol
    1. idolpunk's Avatar
      idolpunk -
      I wonder if it's better than earthscape..
    1. bobbydigital's Avatar
      bobbydigital -
      its cool
    1. jsharpe's Avatar
      jsharpe -
      I don't get how the tilt feature works. I have it in vertical mode (instead of landscape) and I don't understand how you can change your view so you get a more bird's eye view. Anyone know what I'm doing wrong?
    1. b3nny's Avatar
      b3nny -
      RIP earthscape. hehe
    1. tha5150's Avatar
      tha5150 -
      i think this is pretty cool..

      BUT WHERE IS THE VOICE GUIDED TURNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1. kaitlyn2004's Avatar
      kaitlyn2004 -
      i'm jailbroken, but this runs very slowly, crashes, and the accelerometer changes don't seem to work for me
    1. Eurisko's Avatar
      Eurisko -
      Quote Originally Posted by idolpunk View Post
      I wonder if it's better than earthscape..
      Far better. Google Earth kicks @ss!
    1. Sparblaze's Avatar
      Sparblaze -
      I agree. Earthscape sucks compared to this. Very nice. I love the accelerometer.
    1. dsmoot's Avatar
      dsmoot -
      This app seems to crash alot on me, anyone else?
    1. we had voices's Avatar
      we had voices -
      Quote Originally Posted by dsmoot View Post
      This app seems to crash alot on me, anyone else?
      yup, its a nice App, but it just crashed on me 3 times in a row.
    1. Quattros's Avatar
      Quattros -
      neat app, i like it...its free too! cant beat free
    1. khaoticsquirrel's Avatar
      khaoticsquirrel -
      neato.. ill be sure to download this

      just downloaded it. i don't like how the map moves when you move the phone.. is there any way to change that??
    1. lillewis51's Avatar
      lillewis51 -
      i seem to be spending more time restarting the app more than using it :/ still nice though
    1. chen1976's Avatar
      chen1976 -
      i tried to install several times and it keeps crashing. Does the phone have to be 3G? Any solution?
    1. Eurisko's Avatar
      Eurisko -
      Quote Originally Posted by chen1976 View Post
      i tried to install several times and it keeps crashing. Does the phone have to be 3G? Any solution?
      Try this, remove GoogleEarth from the phone. Re-install it, reboot, then run it.
    1. dontshiver's Avatar
      dontshiver -
      This crashes on me constantly, but when it does work, it's completely awesome. How long until we can download all of google earth to the iphone and not need the internet anymore?