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  • 1. GOOGLE MAPS
  • 2. GOOGLE MAPS OVERVIEW
    • Google maps is an interactive online mapping service, developed by Google Incorporation
    • It's primary use is to find an address of a particular place or the driving direction to a specified location.
  • 3. GOOGLE MAPS OVERVIEW
      • Google maps have a variety of views including:
      • TRAFFIC VIEW: This view shows the traffic state in a particular location using colour coding .
      • 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.
  • 4. GOOGLE MAPS OVERVIEW
      • MAPVIEW: This view gives a basic road map from a start point to a particular location.
      • SATELITE VIEW: This view overlays a road map on top of satellite photo of a particular place.
      • TERRAIN VIEW: This view shows the geographical terrain of a particular place
      • 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..
  • 5. GOOGLE EARTH
  • 6. GOOGLE EARTH
    • Google Earth is used to navigate the entire globe, scanning satellite imagery with roads, geographical features and monuments.
    • It can be downloaded and installed free of charge.
    • The user can navigate and find places of interest by entering names of areas, addresses and latitude or longitude coordinates of a particular region.
  • 7. THE CONTRIBUTIONS
    • It has become for company's for instance The mining industry giving a presentation on there present and future sites.
    • It is also used as a valuable educational tool, students can see the topography and areas of places being studied in subjects like Geography.
    • It is also of important use to scientists who overlay images of subject material relating the material to real world images.
  • 8. DOWNSIDES OF GOOGLE EARTH
    • 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
    • Satellite imagery is not available at the same resolution in all locations, some are clear whereas some show images with blurry effects.
    • 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.
  • 9. THE FUTURE
    • Google Maps/Earth will be more sophisticated with additional functionality and high resolution imagery, including 3D imaging of locations.
    • 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.
  • 10. BIBLIOGRAPHY
    • 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]