Friday, July 31, 2009

Google Map Versus Google Earth

Google offers two mapping services. They are Google Map and Google Earth.

You might be asking - What is the difference between the two?

In terms of data, I could say none. But in terms of how to use them, here are their differences:

1. Google Map is a browser based program. You can now use Google Earth using a browser via plugin. But it is generally a stand alone program.

2. Google Map is 2D while Google Earth is 3D.

Using Google Map is pretty straight forward. It felt like using a map. :)

Using Google Earth is more interactive. You will feel like you are God looking down from heaven. Weird huh?

It is very interesting to see how your house looks like from the satellite view.