'Google Earth' for iPhone Updated, Adds 'My Maps' Compatibility

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Google today announced that it has issued an update to Google Earth [App Store, Free] the companion iPhone and iPod touch application to the company's desktop application offering virtual globe and other geographic information.

    Among the biggest changes in Version 2.0 of Google Earth is the ability to view custom maps stored in the "My Maps" section of users' Google Maps accounts.

    "My Maps" on Desktop


    "My Maps" on iPhone
    The update also adds visual feedback to highlight icons when they have been touched.
    Finally, Version 2.0 boosts language support to a total of 31.

    Article Link: 'Google Earth' for iPhone Updated, Adds 'My Maps' Compatibility
  2. Yelmurc macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2008
    Houston TX
  3. chimerical macrumors regular

    Jan 22, 2004
    The "My Maps" support is a very welcome addition to the Google Earth app. I was hoping that the built in Google Maps app on the iPhone would include this feature too, but still no luck.
  4. brianbobcat macrumors regular

    Aug 13, 2003
    Where's My Places Support?

    I want My Places support, but is "My Maps" the same thing? I have a whole folder of easy to navigate locations in Google Earth and as a separate .kml file, but there appears to still be no way to get that onto my phone. Anyone know something I don't about .kmls and the iPhone app?

  5. chimerical macrumors regular

    Jan 22, 2004
    Well, I can confirm that "My Maps" displays what I created from within the Google Maps website. I believe "My Places" is different.
  6. dacreativeguy macrumors 68000

    Jan 27, 2007
    Google Earth is the only app that Google can directly control. It is unfortunate that Maps is controlled by Apple and therefore can't be updated as often by Google. It is also unfortunate that Apple would never let Google, or anyone else, simply release a another Maps app that could supplant the built-in app. Oh well...
  7. iSaint macrumors 603


    May 26, 2004
    South Mississippi y'all, near the water!
    <hijack>Is Google Sky on the iPhone, or available for iPhone?</hijack>
  8. Maxintech macrumors regular


    Nov 8, 2007
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Why Google Earth por iPhone is not available worldwide. I cannot download it from Argentine Store.
  9. hanpa macrumors member


    Aug 27, 2009
    Something wrong with this version

    I installed the update but the indication of update needed was left. Reinstalled a couple of times, no change. Deleted the app and new install, still needed update. Finally deleted the app.
  10. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    What do you mean by “supplant”? There are tons of iPhone map apps (including this one), and some provide full directions or other features that go beyond the built-in in app (which remains my favorite for ease-of-use). You can toss the built-in Maps app onto your last home screen and put any other app in its place.

    By “supplant” do you mean “change the app that launches when you click a Google Maps web link in Safari”? That can’t be done, you’re right. But the built-in Maps app is great for that specific function anyway. (And third-party apps CAN launch from Web links—they just have to be a link designed for that app, not one made for Google Maps. IIRC, custom user content for Doom Classic works that way.)
  11. askjact macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2009
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  12. huggistwi macrumors newbie

    Dec 15, 2009
    AT&T yesterday released AT&T Mark the Spot [App Store, Free], a new iPhone application allowing users to alert the company to problems with its wireless network. The application takes advantage of the iPhone's GPS receiver to pinpoint the user's location and allow them to submit reports on a number of network issues, including dropped calls, failed calls, coverage holes, data service failures, and voice quality issues.

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