The practical application of Google satellite maps
The satellite maps are the pictures of the Earth surface, taken with the aid of the artificial Earth satellite. On the 14th of August 1959, the American artificial satellite "Explorer 6" took the first picture of the Earth surface. The first satellite maps got from the orbit were taken in 1977. It was the beginning of the satellite pictures era.
More than thirty years later the topography live maps and satellite pictures of the coordinate net became accessible in online cartography services. The famous searching systems of Google, Yahoo, Bing (Microsoft),Yandex propose their own providing programme versions working with satellite maps.
Satellite maps are applied in agriculture, in timber industry, in geodesy, in geophysics, for learning tourist routes and the routes for scientific and research expeditions. They are applied in the personal mobile devices together with modules GPS (A-GPS) of navigation. They use satellite live maps to learn the locality, to determine coordinates, to calculate the distance, to measure the length of the territory, to determine the relief. The satellite live maps are used to learn geography, to determine the traffic routes and for other aims. The people working in this field are able to use the satellite maps in their web-sites and manage them by service programs API (Application Programming Interface) of satellite maps.
Services for satellite maps
Google satellite maps
is a basic web offering powerful primarily service which is used for searching for directions or
location on the Earth. With the aid of a live satellite map you can dynamically (real time)
determine the coordinates of the object on the Earth (latitude and longitude). Use the live satellite maps, one can easy find the postal address of the object (the city, the street, the house). You can determine locality altitude above sea-level too.
The street view maps
The service helps to find the pictures with the 'Street View' and it gives the possibility to show such picture to your friends using the social network or to determine the parameters for placing the panoramic image on your web site.
Area and distance calculator
for the purpose of calculation of the object area, the locality and the distance between the objects. Calculations on the map are made precisely. If the markers are placed carefully on the measuring locality, then the deflection from the real figures can be a little short of a half-meter.
Double satellite live maps
Two Google maps connected together are interactive double live maps. These double maps live work in different modes at the same time (synchronously).
One of these maps live is in the satellite maps' mode and the other one is in the live satellite images' operating condition at the same time. If the coordinates of the live map change, the coordinates of the other live Google map will change automatically too.
Auxiliary tools provide the user with an opportunity to evaluate the length of an object and find its geographic coordinates.
App for mobile devices
The application is destined for operating on the mobile devices with GPS receiver (Smartphone, tablet). One can determine the altitude above sea-level and coordinates of one's locality. They can preserve these figures and then scan them on the satellite map. The recorded figures will be kept in your phone only, that's why the registration is not wanted there. In order to begin to work with this program let move on the page in the browser of your mobile device. Read further
Google map as a magnifying glass
Looking at the Earth and using satellite images you need to change from time to time a zoom level to the Earth surface on Google maps . The additional live map as a magnifying glass gives the possibility to do the dynamic review of the magnified part of the picture.
Road map and length measurement of the route
Using this application one can make the itinerary between the cities and towns or between the town streets and calculate the distance in kilometers and miles.
Widget for website
Visual adjustment of the outward look of the satellite maps and its placing on your website. The map will contain a marker with the activation function of the information window.
Google Earth online
unites Google search, maps live, satellite images,
3D pictures of buildings and a local landscape.
Leisure and entertainment
A collection of localities on the Earth which are visible on satellite maps
People were always interested in travelling to unknown mysterious or historical places. Tourism and travelling were always in high needs. Let's use the resources of modern technologies to look at the satellite images on the Google map: ruins of ancient cities in Peru, the pyramids in Egypt, mysterious symbols, Paris museums, Stonehenge in United Kingdom, imperial palace in China, skyscrapers in USA and Japan, artificial islands in Dubai or simply to see an interesting view on the satellite map.
How the satellite maps are made
With the help of satellite maps everyone has the opportunity to look at the place of interest to him (his house, office, and airport) on the photographs taken with an artificial Earth satellite. Many Internet users are interested in the question of how the process of filling and updating the satellite images is performed.
People of the Earth have no another place in the Universe,
which they can call their home