Google Earth (Komputer / Laptop)
Developer : Google Inc.
Lisensi : Freeware (Gratis)
Versi : 1.1
Sistem Operasi : Windows
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Google Earth is a virtual globe program actually called Earth Viewer and created by Keyhole, Inc. This program maps the earth from superimposition of images collected from satellite mapping, aerial photography and 3D GIS globes. Available in three different licenses: Google Earth, a free version with limited capabilities; Google Earth Plus ($20), which has additional features; and Google Earth Pro ($400 per year), which is for commercial use. Originally known as Earth Viewer, Google Earth was developed by Keyhole, Inc., a company that was acquired by Google in 2004. This product, later renamed Google Earth in 2005, is now available for personal computers running Microsoft Windows 2000, XP. , or Vista, Mac OS X 10.3.9 and up, Linux (released June 12, 2006) and FreeBSD. In addition to launching a client based on the Keyhole update, Google is also adding mapping from its database to its web-based mapping software. The launch of Google Earth led to a further increase in media coverage of the virtual globe between 2005 and 2006, drawing public attention to geospatial technologies and applications.
This virtual globe shows houses, car colors, and even shadows of people and road signs. The available resolutions depend on the destination, but most areas (except some islands) are covered in 15 meters resolution. Las Vegas, Nevada and Cambridge, Massachusetts have the highest resolution, at a height of 15 cm (6 inches). Google Earth lets users search for addresses (for some countries), enter coordinates, or use the mouse to search for locations.
Google Earth also has digital elevation model (DEM) data collected by NASA’s Space Shuttle Radar Topographic Mission. This means that we can see the Grand Canyon or Mount Everest in three dimensions, rather than 2D on other map sites/programs. Since November 2006, 3D views of mountains, including Mount Everest, have been used with the use of DEM data to fill gates in the SRTM range.
Many people who use these applications add their own data and make them available through different sources, such as BBS or blogs. Google Earth is able to show all images of the Earth’s surface. and is also a Web Map Service client. Google Earth supports three-dimensional Geospatial data management through Keyhole Markup Language (KML).
Google Earth has the ability to show buildings and structures (such as bridges) in 3D, including user creations using SketchUp, a 3D modeling program. Old version of Google Earth (before Version 4), 3d buildings are limited to a few cities, and have poor appearance without any texture. Many buildings and structures around the world are detailed in 3D; including (but not limited to) the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, India, Japan, Germany, Canada, Pakistan and the cities of Amsterdam and Alexandria. In August 2007, Hamburg became the first city to be fully rendered in 3D, including textures such as facades. The three-dimensional appearance is available for several buildings and structures around the world via Google’s 3D Warehouse and other websites.
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