Google Earth for iOS Update Adds Support for KML Files

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    Google has updated its Google Earth iOS app with support for KML files to add custom maps and overlays to the earth. KML files exist for all sorts of different types of data, including real-time earthquake maps and airline flight tracking, or educational information about volcanos.
    Google Earth is a free download for iPhone and iPad from the App Store. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Google Earth for iOS Update Adds Support for KML Files
     
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    Imagine how useful this would be if you could run Google Earth without a network connection...
     
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    I just want the "Ruler" function added!
     
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    I also noticed the map version has been updated to 2012.

    The views look incredibly clean and clear on my new iPad. I've never seen it look this good in the past.
     
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    if this is about the iOS app why is the picture android?

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    It's a real shame that isn't going to happen, soon.
     
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    Because that's all they'll show on the Google page, I suppose.

    But here you go ;)
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    Does it bother you that much?
     
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    Wish they would add 3d buildings like there are in the android tablet version.
     
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    Know of good KML creator

    Anyone know of a good KML creator and editor? I've done some searching and can't seem to find anything that really comes out ahead as being well done and supported.
     
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    i wish they would update the maps on iOS! When I had android the maps were amazing! If you click on a business on the maps it would let you call the business or even look at their info from google maps. iOS only lets you look at it and thats it lol
     
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    Google sketchup is one of the best, and generates kml files as an export format. In fact much of the 3d models in google earth was made with it. Two versions a free and pro, the pro isn't needed by most, though as an architect I do use the pro. Pro is only needed if you plan on importing autocad files or outputting hi-res jpg images.
     
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    android /= iOS, read the title...
     
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    I did, still doesn't answer my question.
     
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    I think the thought that it might bother me bothers you more than I care to bother about.

    imagine another title, e.g. "Call of Duty out on Xbox today!" yet the picture was of the wii version (worse version).

    Can't believe you are having trouble understanding this.
     
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    The difference here being that they are both identical, the only thing different is the different UI.

    It'd be like an Xbox site showing a screenshot from a game, but somewhere on the screenshot would be "Press Triangle" or something from PS3.

    And no it would not bother me.
     

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