Posted October 27, 2008 8:46 am by with 14 comments

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When Google first launched Google Earth, you pretty much needed a cutting-edge PC in order to power it. My, how far it’s come! Today, Google has announced it has managed to stuff Google Earth into an iPhone/iPod Touch application–which you can download for free!

Here’s what you can do with Google Earth on your iCandy iPhone:

  • Tilt your iPhone to adjust your view to see mountainous terrain
  • View the Panoramio layer and browse the millions of geo-located photos from around the world
  • View geo-located Wikipedia articles
  • Use the ‘Location’ feature to fly to your current location
  • Search for cities, places and business around the globe with Google Local Search

It’s free, so you have no excuse for trying it out. If you’re still not sure if it’s worth the “install” click you’d have to sacrifice, you can check out the video below:

PS. This post comes via the Admirals Club at LAX. I still have about 12 more hours of traveling today, but will be back up to speed tomorrow. 🙂