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  1. 1. GOOGLE MAPS
  2. 2. GOOGLE MAPS OVERVIEW <ul><li>Google maps is an interactive online mapping service, developed by Google Incorporation </li></ul><ul><li>It's primary use is to find an address of a particular place or the driving direction to a specified location. </li></ul>
  3. 3. GOOGLE MAPS OVERVIEW <ul><ul><li>Google maps have a variety of views including: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TRAFFIC VIEW: This view shows the traffic state in a particular location using colour coding . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>STREET VIEW: This option is only available on selected cities around the world, one can view photos taken of that particular city at ground level. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. GOOGLE MAPS OVERVIEW <ul><ul><li>MAPVIEW: This view gives a basic road map from a start point to a particular location. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SATELITE VIEW: This view overlays a road map on top of satellite photo of a particular place. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TERRAIN VIEW: This view shows the geographical terrain of a particular place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google maps can also be used to find business addresses and locations, in one sense it is used as a search engine on its own.. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. GOOGLE EARTH
  6. 6. GOOGLE EARTH <ul><li>Google Earth is used to navigate the entire globe, scanning satellite imagery with roads, geographical features and monuments. </li></ul><ul><li>It can be downloaded and installed free of charge. </li></ul><ul><li>The user can navigate and find places of interest by entering names of areas, addresses and latitude or longitude coordinates of a particular region. </li></ul>
  7. 7. THE CONTRIBUTIONS <ul><li>It has become for company's for instance The mining industry giving a presentation on there present and future sites. </li></ul><ul><li>It is also used as a valuable educational tool, students can see the topography and areas of places being studied in subjects like Geography. </li></ul><ul><li>It is also of important use to scientists who overlay images of subject material relating the material to real world images. </li></ul>
  8. 8. DOWNSIDES OF GOOGLE EARTH <ul><li>Google Earth relies on images from satellite data, therefore if a building is added or demolished these changes will not be reflected immediately on the application </li></ul><ul><li>Satellite imagery is not available at the same resolution in all locations, some are clear whereas some show images with blurry effects. </li></ul><ul><li>Concerns have been raised regarding personal safety, Google Earth offers everyone access to images of high resolution of residences and surrounding areas. which is a privacy concern. </li></ul>
  9. 9. THE FUTURE <ul><li>Google Maps/Earth will be more sophisticated with additional functionality and high resolution imagery, including 3D imaging of locations. </li></ul><ul><li>It is also to adopt real time updates so when a building is put up or demolished it is reflected on the appliction in real time. </li></ul>
  10. 10. BIBLIOGRAPHY <ul><li>7 Things you should know about Google Earth. Available at: http://connect.educause.edu/Library/ELI/7ThingsYouShouldKnowAbout/39396?time=1205094365[accessed on 9 March 2008] </li></ul>

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