The newly updated Google Earth mobile application for Android and Apple mobile operating systems allows users to reap the same super detailed geographical information that is available on the desktop version of the application on-the-go and at the palm of their hand.
Perhaps one of the most beneficial features of the mobile application is the ability to download "Keyhole Markup Language" files that contain specific and relevant information about the earth's structure. Having this kind of information at one's fingertips would be extremely beneficial to travelers visiting new places as they can easily get a sense of their surrounding landscape right from their phone.
The updated Google Earth mobile app also includes an 'Earth Gallery' that displays a list of preselected maps that not only describe but also display real-time changes to the landscape. When devastating events such as earthquakes shake the world, users would be able to know exactly where and when it happened and what the impact was. The feature also includes relevant information such as listing nearby tourist attractions and hiking trails.
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The Updated Google Earth Mobile Edition Features Custom Maps
- By: Sarah MooreMar 25, 2012