Earth View in Google Maps

Over 600 million people have used Google Earth
to explore the world around them. They’ve traveled to the highest mountains and to the
depths of the ocean. They’ve seen the world’s tallest buildings and the busiest cities.
And they’ve even been transported to ancient times in faraway lands. Now, we’re bringing
all of this stunning 3D imagery and terrain to the web browser, with Earth view in Google
Maps. Simply go to Google Maps, and click the Earth button. If you don’t already have
the Google Earth plugin installed, you’ll be prompted to download it. Let’s start
by exploring Florence, Italy. You can get a closer look by using the slider to zoom
in. And you can pan around either by clicking the arrows here or by dragging the map. You
can also look around by clicking these arrows. Now that we’ve worked up our appetites,
let’s find a place to get some gelato nearby. You can click the markers to learn more about
places. Next, let’s take a trip to Niagara Falls. You can change your view by clicking
on the Map button. To go back to the 3D view, just click the Earth button. Let’s take
a closer look by double-clicking to zoom in. You can also tilt your view by holding down
the Shift key and the left-mouse button, while moving your mouse around. Once you have the
angle you like, you can even share that exact view with your friends by clicking here to
send them the link. To zoom back out, just use the zoom slider. Next, let’s see how
we can learn even more about Niagara Falls by searching for nearby tours. To get driving
directions, simply click the Directions link and enter your starting address. To see another
view of your route, simply click the Map button. Now that you’ve seen how Earth view works,
don’t forget to click the Earth button on Google Maps to explore the world in 3D.


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