Google Earth 6.2 for Android and iOS adds KML support, which means custom map overlays are now mobile.
KML, a Google language to describe map data, is now an industry standard. Let a thousand online map flowers bloom?
Tired of waiting for officials to update you on where the wildfire is active? Satellite data in Google Earth can give you a fast, rough look.
Google Earth marries data and satellite images of the entire planet, allowing you to view 3D images of your city, state, or country, with accompanying information. You can soar over the Grand Canyon, get driving directions, and actually follow your route virtually, or you can find out what pizza joints are within 10 blocks of your house--for free!
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With the help of diagnostic scanner hardware, the Torque Lite and Torque Pro apps for Android give you a peek into the inner workings of your car's brain.
Google Earth 4 encourages users to create their own rich content
Anxious Christmas revelers can track Santa's journey this year via Google Maps, iGoogle, "Santa Cam," mobile phones, and Twitter.
Rugged, waterproof, and, most importantly, accurate, the Magellan Switch series is a good GPS and ANT+ monitoring option for amateur to enthusiast athletes.
The dominant maker of geographic information system software is making it easier for governments to share their own detailed mapping information.
CNET reporter Jay Greene, an avid skier, hit the slopes to try three pricey goggles with heads-up displays showing his speed and distance. Glitches in both the hardware and software led him to a much cheaper, more reliable alternative.