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Google Earth 4

Google Earth sports a an improved interface that will take first generation Earth users take some time to get used to - but is significantly more intuitive than previous software versions.

Google Earth sports a an improved interface that will take first generation Earth users take some time to get used to - but is significantly more intuitive than previous software versions.

Three mouse-over objects in the top right hand corner control zoom and angle views.

Three mouse-over objects in the top right hand corner control zoom and angle views.

Carried over are all familiar functions such as rulers and 3D building views, which you can use to get a more realistic view and fly through cities. This picture displays Michigan Avenue in Chicago.

Carried over are all familiar functions such as rulers and 3D building views, which you can use to get a more realistic view and fly through cities. This picture displays Michigan Avenue in Chicago.

Image data is stunning and now covers 4x more place around the globe says Google.

Image data is stunning and now covers 4x more place around the globe says Google.

Breathtaking and detailed from pretty much any places you are familiar with and always wanted to see, such as the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, ...

Breathtaking and detailed from pretty much any places you are familiar with and always wanted to see, such as the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, ...

... the site of the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany ...

... the site of the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany ...

... or sports locations such as the Seahawks stadium in Seattle.

... or sports locations such as the Seahawks stadium in Seattle.

There's plenty left to do for Google, as higher resolutions are still missing for 80% of the earth's landmass. There are also several grades of high resolutions. For example, Florence, Italy, ...

There’s plenty left to do for Google, as higher resolutions are still missing for 80% of the earth’s landmass. There are also several grades of high resolutions. For example, Florence, Italy, ...

... Moscow, Russia ...

... Moscow, Russia ...

... or Stonehenge in the UK are still somewhat blurry.

... or Stonehenge in the UK are still somewhat blurry.

But Google Earth once again improved once again for anybody on the lookout for military sites. There's no doubt that the level of detail will lead to another round of discussion how far Google can take its Earth application.

But Google Earth once again improved once again for anybody on the lookout for military sites. There’s no doubt that the level of detail will lead to another round of discussion how far Google can take its Earth application.