Showing posts with label Google Earth. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Google Earth. Show all posts

Thursday, October 6, 2011

How to use street view in Google Earth

Google Earth has just had some good news, it has been downloaded 1 billion times and growing fast. The software that allows us to view the earth with satellite imagery stunned us when it first launched. With Street View it takes things to a whole new level. You can now traverse the earth through all it's streets. It is important to remember to get a proper street view Google Street View cameras must have first have been there. In countries and ares where the Google cameras have not yet visited, you will not have a street view. You may still have ground level views but now street views.

How to turn on street view in Google Earth

When you are visiting an area on Google Earth you will need to drag and drop the Pegman icon that appears below your navigation bar. Once you enter street view you can use your joystick or keyboard to move around. You can use the arrows on your screen to get w whole 360 degree view or change your ground view perspective. You can also toggle between street view and 3D view with ground level building. To exit street view you will need to click the exit button when done. You will need Google Earth 6 to enjoy it fully. Download Google Earth 6 now. For a complete video tutorial please check out the video below.

Also ensure that you have roads, buildings and 3D photos ticked under layers.

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Monday, August 2, 2010

How to check the weather using Google Earth

Google Earth 5.2 has just got a new feature that allows you to check the weather in a certain place as it is actually happening. Yes, you can now see snowfall and rain as it is actually happening in that place. You can now see rain or snow in Google Earth. 

How to enable weather on Google Earth

1. You need Google Earth 5.2
2. Enable Clouds Layer
3. Zoom in to the locations that you want to check.

Image below of rain during a hurricane in Texas

This is a great boon to frequent travelers and weather buffs like surfers and pilots. You, too, can make like a meteorologist and track wet weather patterns ranging from light drizzle and snow to hurricanes and blizzards in Google Earth

Currently Google Says  "our precipitation data cover some areas in North America and Europe; you can see if it’s available in certain places by enabling the radar layer".

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