Google Chrome Embeds Google Earth Technology

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Discovered that if you use Google Chrome to access Google Maps, then almost all Google Earth features are there. No need for special plug-ins. Quite amazing.

Note that this works in E9, too, but not Firefox, Opera, Safari. (all latest public version as of .) To test, just go to http://maps.google.com/, then hover mouse over the Satellite square. If it supports Google Earth, it'll also pop up a “Earth” square.

See also: Google Earth Geography 101Google Earth Mouse Navigation and Keys.

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