Science From On High

Science From On High

Google Earth gives researchers new access

By Rachel Ehrenberg, 11:28 AM September 8, 2011

If Christopher Columbus wanted to travel the globe today, he wouldn’t need three ships and the financial backing of royalty — an Internet connection would do the trick. With Google Earth’s three-dimensional interactive view of the planet, Columbus could sail to the New World from the comfort of his living room (after checking out an overhead view of his house in Genoa).

By combining satellite imagery, aerial photography and geographic data, Google Earth provides views of planet Earth — and ...

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