Formerly Google local, Google maps is or I will rather say is a web mapping service application and technology powered by Google Inc. This Google maps services powers many map and navigation services like Google Transit, Google Ride Finder, Google Maps website and maps embedded on third-party websites via the Google Maps API with provides navigation services as well. The route planner for traveling by foot, car, bike (beta), street maps, other public transport and urban business locator (Google Business) for many countries around the world are all powered by Google Maps. Google Maps satellite images are not updated in real time; they are just several months or years old. You can find Local businesses, view driving direction using Google maps. to enjoy the Google map service, kindly visit www.googlemaps.com
Related to www.googlemaps.com: Google Mail
Developed in October 2004 by Lars and Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen and was later acquired by Google. The map service has turned out to be the world’s number one map service provider using its web and mobile application based services.
The Google Maps service uses a close variant of the Mercator projection to serve user and so, cannot show areas around the poles.
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Google Earth: a stand-alone program, offers more globe-viewing features, including showing polar areas is the related product. With Google earth, you can view satellite images, terrain, maps, buildings, 3D, and fly anywhere around the world from galaxies in outer space.
Google Maps provides high-resolution of satellite images or aerial photographs for most urban areas around the world. For not being updated, most of the world’s current satellite images are wrong in several places due to the fact that they are over 5 years old.