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, 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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