Google Earth completes One Billion Downloads

Google revealed today that its revolutionary product i.e. the Google Earth was downloaded more than one billion times. This figure includes desktop clients and also mobile apps and Google Earth Plug-in.

Engineering VP from Google Earth and Maps Brain McClendon said” We’re proud of our one billion milestone, but we’re even more amazed at the way people have used Google Earth to explore the world,”

Google specially designed a website for the occasion which showcases case studies of Google Earth has been put to use by different people. Its includes story of an Australia-based archaeologist who has used Google Earth to identify archaeological sites in Saudi Arabia; an Amazon tribe’s efforts to geo-tag their land in hopes of conservation; and the effort by a group devoted to the elimination of land mines to use Google Earth to identify and map mined areas worldwide.

In 2004 Google took over Keyhole a company that had been working on this product since 2001, and in 2005 Google launched the Google Earth product. Since its early years the application, which originally fascinated awareness because of the way it permitted users to swoop, fly and zoom over a 3D-rendered earth became more extensive in details and application.

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