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Google earth is a product,also a series of applications.
It functions in different user platforms, including pc, mac, Android and an web app on chrome browser.
However, google is working on the new ios edition. Please stay tuned!
Generally speaking, it is a computer program that renders a simulacrum of images obatained from satellite imagery, aerial photography,and GIS onto a visualized 3D globe, with other layers for users to get information around the world.
VR high-tech & UX
General History of Development
start from here
Extensions in many fields
Refreshed fuctions with UI
Google acquired Keyhole
Google Earth 3.0
Google Earth 4.3
Google Earth 5.0
Google Earth 7.0
record journey and share
Tour Guide Mode
Designed to avoid diziness
Secenes are moving continuously
with seneries’transition, while
users feel themselves static.
Keep the feeling of rapid movements during transition
cone of vision
UX in VR
Scale the view of angle
Show density of transport infrastructures and specific means of traffic convinience
look for weather forcast
or global climate change
survey the conditions of forests and sea:
information of terrain can be measured for personal use, such as saving sites’data, calculating distance and altitude，which can be landmarked with pins.
drag to play
Google earth provides astronomy introductions with hubble pictures.
collaborate with UNESCO, to protect natural and cultural heritage.
Chinamap: research into histories, and distributions of energy education and medical resources
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detect previously in early stage of railway line survey and engineering
Use inner API for second development
navigation electronic map design
Tourists' interest would like to make a previous
VR video in display for tourists to feel
before their travel.
According to statistics.
this VR app attracted more than 10 thousand users within
48 hours on platform Steam.
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