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Google™pedia: The Ultimate Google Resource, Second Edition by Michael Miller

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Chapter 22. Using Google Earth

If you like the maps you get with Google Maps, you’re going to love Google Earth. Google Earth is a software program that lets you create, view, and save high-resolution, three-dimensional fly-bys of any location on the planet. This might sound like a high-end, expensive piece of software, and you’d be half-right; Google Earth (the basic version, anyway) is available free of charge for all users.

Read on to learn more.

Which Version Is for You?

Google offers four different versions of Google Earth, all downloadable from earth.google.com:

  • Google Earth (basic), the version for most users that lets you perform a variety of general mapping functions. This version is a free download.

  • Google Earth Plus, which can be purchased ...

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