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Nokia Challenges Google Earth with Ovi Maps Beta

Written on April 19, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Experience Google Earth with Nokia's Ovi Maps 3D Beta.

Tired of Google Earth? Gadg isn’t either. But Nokia seems to care less if everyone’s using Google’s 3D semi-espionage software, as it launches the beta version of Ovi Maps 3D. Ovi Maps 3D beta is supported by Navteq’s map and is powered by an unnamed software wizardry.

It’s practically the same thing, but we’re pretty sure Nokia’s got something else under its sleeves rather than just putting up a carbon copy of Google Earth. Unfortunately, the company has its lips sealed and won’t spill the beans on Ovi Maps 3D uniqueness just yet.

Check it out for yourself and see the difference (if there are any) by hitting this link.

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What’s New with Google Earth 6?

Written on November 30, 2010 by Charles Bass

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Google has just announced the newest update on Google Earth. Introducing Google Earth 6! This version updates the previous version with new twist which includes Integrated Street View. That's right, this is a collaboration of both platforms into one. Hop on to the demo to see how it changes everyone's street life.

Google surprised everyone with Google Earth 6. The latest version is available today for OS X, Windows and Linux, respectively. This update includes the Integrated Street View. This means the Google Maps Street View experience is now fully integrated into Google Earth. Pegman (the little guy that represents your Street View position) is now docked along the Google Earth navigators. He launches Street View just like what he does on Google Maps.

The 3D trees are also present in this upgrade. Prior to this, Google Earth has supported 3D buildings for some time, it is just recently that Google redefined the environment. The add-ons allow those using the walking navigations to take direct paths and not walk on trees.

The presence of the Better Historical Imagery is also another stunning addition to Google Earth 6. It allows the users to look at map views of times like Warsaw in 1935, London in 1945 and Port-au-Prince Haiti before and after the January earthquake. This feature was added in Google Earth 5 but the new upgrade gives it a clearer view of places and objects.

This one is a consummate overhaul for Google Earth. You’re going to love this upgrade. If you’re still not convinced, maybe the demo video after the skip will change your mind:

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Go Underwater with Google Earth for Android

Written on August 24, 2010 by Adam Eve

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The earth is composed of 75 percent water, and 25 percent land. But Google Earth only show the surface of the planet. Well, not anymore! Because you can have your submarine experience with Google's Earth for Android.

Experience a variety of submarine exploring with Google Earth for Android! The latest Earth for Android 1.1 enables user to delve unto the depths of the ocean. Earlier this year, Google’s partnership with Ocean Showcase materialized. It’s a new feature that highlights surf spots, shipwrecks, marine research and more. With Google Earth for Android’s underwater component, you can check out the landscape and terrain of Monterey Bay Canyon, for instance, by zooming in on Google Earth just off the coast. Once below the ocean surface, you can look around and tilt the view to see the extent of the undersea paradise. And good news to Android Froyo 2.2 owners! Google Earth supports Flash in balloons, meaning it enables you to view videos from within the app. For some devices, you can use the two-finger navigation to “look around.”

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