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Google Maps has gone global

Check out these new features

Author: Ken Charvoz/Monday, September 17, 2018/Categories: Technology

Open a browser and go to google.com/maps. Then zoom out, way out. Click on the globe and drag it around. It rotates from a center axis.

Map

Now try another trick. Click Menu.

Menu option

Then select Satellite.

Satellite option

Rotate the globe to view the Atlantic Ocean. The globe displays real-time information, including a space shot of hurricane Florence (heading to the Carolinas) and the current lighting position from the sun.

Current lighting position from the sun

Neat, huh?

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