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Fly around the planet with a swipe of your finger with Google Earth for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Explore distant lands or reacquaint yourself with your childhood home. Search for cities, places, and businesses. Browse layers including roads, borders, places, photos and more. Visit the Earth Gallery to find exciting maps such as real-time earthquakes, planes in flight, hiking trails, city tours, and more. Integrated Google Maps Street View allows you to explore the world at street level.
Use the new “tour guide” to easily discover exciting new places to explore. With a quick swipe on the tab at the bottom of the screen, you can bring up a selection of virtual tours from around the globe.
With new 3D imagery, you can now fly through complete 3D recreations of select cities, including San Francisco, Boston, Rome, and others. With every building modeled in 3D, you truly get a sense of flying above the city. 3D imagery is available on iPhone 4S and iPad 2 or later.
What's New in Version 7.1.1
* Google Maps Street View: With Street View, you can explore the world at street level.
* Improved directions/search: Updated directions let you can visualize transit, walk, bike and drive directions in 3D while update search result list will let you browse search results quickly.
* Improved interface: Easily browse and enable different layers through use of new left hand panel
Street view is back!!!!…but
I was so disappointed with apple doing there own version of the GPS mapping an there for taking away googles great an very helpful street view option for people who are new to an area there trying to drive to so you can get a good idea of the place you're being detected to should look like but ahhh come on google earth I'm sure you guys were eager to release the street view option after so long but its super buggy an there controls are real glitchy an the finger gestures to move down the street can end up launching you a mile down the street if you aren't careful an looking up word or down word is almost unresponsive an buggy ha an if you find yourself getting frustrated with it not respond can again launch you miles away when u just want to move a few feet you need to bring back the arrow on the street line like the computer version it's much easier to just tap the arrow an move a few feet at a time then using the super buggy double tapping mile long "shooter" to the heavy trigger fingered people lol
Where' the buildings go
Still super glitchy, user interface is too sensitive and difficult to use, and crashes ALL THE TIME on all my devices from iPad 3rd gen to iPad Air/mini retina. Sigh.
Update to review:
Well, at least one can disable 3D buildings in this version (7.0), but it's not necessary because buildings in almost every city are gone. Places like Las Vegas that used to have tons of buildings are now empty. San Francisco and Los Angeles have almost every building but that's not very useful unless you're looking at those places.
I guess I give it an extra star because it no longer crashes on my iPad 3rd gen, will give it a go on the iPad 1 later since that one won't be getting iOS 6.
"Can't disable 3D buildings layer, thus crashes a lot on all iPad
Viewing the Buildings layer was added in for a recent update, so now if you zoom in and wait a bit for buildings to load, the app will definitely crash. There's no way to turn off the layer or disable poorly constructed models that might generate a crash, these features exist on the desktop version for obvious reasons. My iPad 1 crashes super fast, my new iPad (3rd gen) crashes quickly, especially over cities like Las Vegas or San Francisco.
Hoping iOS 6 Maps app can replace this as GE has been an abomination since it came out. I just needed it for access to reviews, something in every version of Google Maps EXCEPT the iOS version (yes even dumbphone/featurephone JAR/midp verions).
Almost was 5 stars.... Although the street view is good, the sensitive touch has the view zooming in randomly on its own. It also takes too long to show the names if the streets. If u touch the screen it takes too long for the words to slowly appear, double tapping helps none. Also I have not been able to find a street, then get a route from my location to it. There needs to be some type of button to get u to the look up location. The app is good but needs these fixed, cause it's really frustrating finding a street then not being able to have a route to it. Please fix. Thanks
- Category: Travel
- Updated: Jun 26, 2013
- Version: 7.1.1
- Size: 29.2 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian
- Seller: Google, Inc.
- © 2009-2012 Google Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.