Google Maps (Eng. Google Maps; formerly Google Local) - a set of applications built on the basis of the free mapping service and technology provided by Google. Created in 2005.
The service is a map and satellite images of the planet Earth. Highly detailed aerial photographs (taken from a height of 250-500 m) are available for many regions, for some with the ability to view at an angle of 45 ° from four cardinal directions. Additionally, images of the moon and Mars are offered.
The service integrates a business directory and a road map with a search for routes covering the USA, Canada, Japan, Russia, Hong Kong, China, the UK, Ireland (only city centers) and some parts of Europe.
The service is also associated with the Google Earth application - a separate program for Windows, as well as GNU / Linux, Mac OS. Like Google Maps, Google Earth allows you to view images of the earth’s surface, zoom in and out and build travel routes. Its advantage is a three-dimensional display of the earth's surface (taking into account the terrain), the ability to observe at an arbitrary angle (and not just vertically from above), the gradual refinement of the image as more detailed photographs are loaded (there is no need to wait before the “white spots”, as in Google Maps) , the ability to smoothly change the scale (and not just select from several predefined values).
To use the route search service, you must type the address where you are going from in the format “Country, Settlement, Street, House” (for example, Ukraine, Kiev, 1 Khreschatyk St. ”) and the address of the destination. In July 2015, the function Your Timeline (Chronology) appeared in the service, which records the history of routes and places that the user visited on a certain day, if you are authorized.
Calculation of distances between cities, without leaving home
A special form of calculating distances in the cities of Ukraine , as well as between other cities of the near abroad and Europe, which will make any calculation of distances upon your request - and this is completely free! In addition, the program, as a navigator, will display on the map the shortest path between the departure and destination points, indicating all intermediate points along the route [ more ].