Google Earth is a 3D computer program that allows users to view renderings of earth created by satellite imagery. Users can view landscapes and cities from their computers and experience the world like never before. From an overview of the entire globe down to the view of your own street, discover almost everywhere in the modern world with Google Earth. Whether on your phone or computer, Google Earth allows you to view the world with just a few clicks.
Discover the modern world
Google Earth began as a program that could be used in fields such as real estate, intelligence, defense and urban planning but quickly became much more. Now, every person who has access to a computer or smartphone has the ability to access the world that any map before could not match. Google Earth uses satellite images that are superimposed onto a digital globe. This means that users can effectively travel the world with a quick Google search.
A realistic look
Unlike typical GPS navigation applications that create a computer-generated view of city streets, Google Earth creates the look of its app through use of real photographs. From overview images taken by satellite to street level views captured with a Google self-driving car, every space is recorded and then layered to create a virtual rendering of Earth.