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Google Earth adds Earth Gallery, KML support

Google has released an update to the Google Earth app for iOS devices adding support for accessing the Earth Gallery of maps and opening KML/KMZ files from other apps such as Safari. Google Earth 6.2 now allows users to access to the Google Earth Gallery from directly within the app, featuring a curated collection of interesting maps to explore including real-time earthquakes, hiking trails and city tours. With the latest version users can now also open Keyhole Markup Language (KML/KMZ) file links from Safari directly in the Google Earth application, providing quick access to Google Earth maps directly from web pages. Additional new features include the ability to load tours, several UI improvements related to zooming and panoramic photos and a number of stability and performance improvements. Google Earth 6.2 is a universal app and is available from the App Store as a free download.

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It’s a great app. But they really need a Historical Imagery slider like in the desktop version. Some of the most recent imagery has much worse spatial resolution in places compared with the previous imagery, especially in parts of the western US.

Posted by Mark in Toronto on May 23, 2012 at 12:56 AM (CDT)

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