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.

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Services for satellite maps

Find the longitude and latitude Google satellite maps is a basic web offering powerful primarily service which is used for searching for location on the Earth. With the aid of a 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 address of the object (the city, the street, the house). You can determine locality altitude above sea-level too.


map and street view 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.


calculate the area or length of the ground using live satellite maps calculator Area 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.


live satellite maps work in different mode 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.


Other Web-Apps for satellite maps:
Google Earth online, Google Moon , Mars, App for mobile , Magnifying glass ...


Leisure and entertainment

Collection of coordinates of satellite images and view from the streets Collection of coordinates
   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. (Famous places)

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. More

Satellite maps in chronological order
(about online service - Landsat Annual Timelapse)

The service allows viewing the satellite images one by one, indicating a particular year of shooting or their sequence in the animated form, i.e. in this mode, pictures are downloaded one-by-one in chronological order. More

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