Google Maps vs Google Earth

Google is one of the leading technology companies around the world, and one of its features is that the company is committed absolutely to all possible segments with its various applications and products. Maps are a good example of this, and we find that not only offers the most popular app in this section is Google Maps, but we can also meet other equally interesting alternative that is Google Earth, so that we would today to compare between them.

Google Maps vs Google Earth, what should we know?


Indeed, the fact is that although many confuse between them, when we talk about Google Maps and Google Earth, we are doing about two products that are completely different from each other. The first offers maps rather urban type, with 360 ° views, panoramic views of the streets, information about traffic conditions in real time, data on public transport, etc.

Of course, the goal of Google Earth goes completely the other hand, if we consider that has been developed primarily to provide users information about satellite views in three dimensions, but does not offer points for specific points of navigation as those of Google Maps.

Beyond that, it is clear that we can find common elements between the two applications Google, considering that the two are completely full content of all types, plus it can be used to create maps that are then shown to other people, case presentations. Anyway, if you do not know whether to use Google Maps or Google Earth, then we will show you the details you should know about each of them.

Specifically, we must say that both Google Maps and Google Earth allow us to be able to perform all kinds of actions with their maps, from add text, images, or video, to draw lines, polygons, or import this information to the GPS.

However, Google Maps was developed at the very beginning of Google, to the point that more than a decade that is available as one of its most popular services, and yet still newer than Google Earth, which appeared ago 14 years, although it probably took recognition later, because at the beginning it was called EarthViewer 3D, being created by Keyhole, Inc creators, and acquired by the signing of the seeker in 2014.

The problem with Google Earth level arrival users lies more than anything in two years ago and some months that your software does not receive any updates, and many believe that at this time has begun to be obsolete, issue that could be discussed, but that does not happen turn with the fact that it has certain operational problems, as crasheos, and others.

In fact, in recent times they have been common complaints from users of Mac computers Apple people for the developers of Google Earth, because the system does not allow them to carry out some actions of the users of microsoft have no more problems, and that is something that Google Earth should not be allowed.


On the other hand, anyway we would not like to mention that Google Earth has some advantages other interesting, among which we point out the fact that it can be used as a presentation tool, thanks to more dynamic in their movements that Google Maps.

This difference in dynamics between the two applications is observed quite full when we look at the ability to navigate through the different locations, which in Maps forces us to click on them in the sidebar, while adding locations in Google Earth it is much simpler, as a kind of preview automatically once we posed us about the icons that lead to different parts is generated.

Even, it is not only what occurs automatically, but if you’ve already browsed through different locations in Google Earth, you find that the positions and zoom levels can be controlled by disposing of sight as “snapshot” , which also offers the advantage of adding descriptions voice recording through the “Record a Tour” which is available through the icon indicated option.

Beyond the mentioned so far, Google Earth has some other features that you belong and that somehow could say that are unique when you look for example we can make all kinds of changes on the maps, and then save them to files KMZ kind, which are none other than the XML, to open in Google Maps, and so serve them.


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