Want to stroll down the Champs Elysees in Paris? Feel like taking a personal look at the Great Wall of China? Or perhaps you’d like to explore the island of Tahiti on your lunch break? Thanks to Google Earth, you can.
With Google Earth, you can forget the Frequent Flyer miles. All you have to do is plop down in front of your monitor to see the world up close the easy way. No lousy airline food, no baggage claim, no customs line — just plain fun!
And I’m not just talking about some plain old maps here. Google has gone to the trouble to bring you the latest in high-tech GIS (Geographical Information Systems) — and has done it right. Although the program can easily compete with most of the high-end GIS software around today, Google Earth isn’t just for the cognoscenti: It’s for the masses.
Yes, there is such a thing as love at first sight. I fell in love with Google Earth about 30 seconds after I installed it. I found but one thing lacking. As several other Google Earth users once lamented, there was no such thing as Google Earth For Dummies.
Well, now there is. This is the book that I wish I had had on my desk during my early explorations with this fabulous program. It’s designed from the ground up to provide you with all that you need to know to get the most from Google Earth from the very start.
In this book, you’ll see not just how to spin a digital globe on your screen but also how to dig into all the wonderful features that Google Earth has to offer. That means that you can find — in a single resource — everything from how to search for pizza parlors to understanding how latitude and longitude work.