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jeudi 25 février 2010

Google Earth Android - Nexus One Vs Droid

Google Earth on Nexus one ( 2.1) and Milestone ( 2.0.1 )
Explore the world from the palm of your hand with Google Earth for Android. Fly around the planet with the swipe of a finger, as you view the same 3D imagery available in the desktop version. Search by voice for cities, places, and businesses. Browse layers of geographic information including roads, borders, places, photos and more. Visit Android Market and search for Google Earth to download it for free ( for nexus one )Google Earth :

And visit here (for droid milestone 2.0.1 ) :Google Earth for rooted 2.0.1 and non-rooted phones

Google Earth for Mobile Devices: Google Earth for Android User Guide :

This user guide describes Google Earth for Android.

Welcome to Google Earth for Android! With this application, your Android becomes a window to anywhere, allowing you to view the entire planet in detail. You can also display additional content.

System Requirements

Supported Devices
Nexus One and Droid (utilizing 2.1 or later)
ARMv7 instruction set
SD Memory Card
211 MB Minimum
On Device Memory
35 MB Minimum Free System Memory

Google Earth for Android works best with a WiFi connection, as opposed to a 3G or other data network connection.


You can navigate through this 3D view of the globe in several ways:

Look around

Make sure the
Look Around icon is selected in the bottom left hand corner of the screen. If it is selected the bar below the eye will be green.

Then, place one finger on the screen and move it to check out a 360 degree view from that specific point.

If the bar below the eye is not green, this means the Look Around
icon is not on, touch it to turn Look Around on.

Make sure the Look Around icon
in the bottom left hand corner of the screen is turned off. This will automatically allow you to enter Pan mode.

Then, place one finger on the screen and drag it in the appropriate direction. You can also 'throw' the view by flicking the screen quickly.

If the bar below the Look Around icon is green, touch it to turn off Look Around mode, and enter Pan mode.
Zoom in
Place two fingers on the screen simultaneously and move them apart OR double tap the screen.
Zoom out Place two fingers on the screen simultaneously and move them together (pinch).
First, make sure Look-around is turned on by touching the Look-around icon. A bar below the eye will change to Green to indicate it is on.

To tilt up, touch the screen and drag downward.
To tilt down, touch the screen and drag upward.
My Location

Click on the Menu button and then select My Location. Google Earth will fly you to your location and mark your exact point with a blue dot.
Exit Menu Selection
Once you've made any selections within the menu, you may select the "Back" button to return to the Google Earth viewer.
Reset to North-Up View
Click the compass in the upper right hand corner of the screen to bring you back to north-up view

For more information about the accuracy of "My Location" please visit this related article in the Google Maps for Mobile Help Center.

Tilting Your View

When you first start Google Earth for Android, the default view of the earth is straight down. You can tilt the view in order to see a different perspective of the area you are exploring. You can tilt a full 360 degrees, which provides a view of the horizon.

To tilt your screen, touch the Look-Around icon and ensure it's enabled. To tilt up, touch the screen and move down. To tilt down, touch the screen and move up.

Searching for Places or Businesses

Compass icon
You can search for locations by touching the Menu button and choosing the Search icon.

Then, to Search for a place or a business enter your search terms (e.g. "pizza in San Francisco", "Weitchpec, CA", "1600 Pennsylvania Ave Washington DC", "Brazil").

If your search returns multiple results, Google Earth for Android displays icons for each. Touch the appropriate icon to fly to your desired location.
Clear search results
Go to the Menu and then select Clear Search Results. Touch Clear History.

This prevents previous searches from appearing as suggestions in the search box and clears current search results.

Tip - If you are flying somewhere after you touch a search result, touching the screen stops the motion.

Displaying Content

You can display enhancing geographic content within your viewing area. This includes Places, Businesses, Panaramio (Photos), Wikipedia, Borders and Labels, and Terrain.

Within Google Earth, Press the Menu button to show the layers option.

From the Menu button select Layers. You can select and deselect a layer by touching the check-box to the right of the layer name.

Once you have enabled this content, you can touch the corresponding icons in the main view to display more information. Zooming in and out may vary the icons that you see for a given area.

With terrain enabled, you can view hilly or mountainous terrain in 3D.

Cache, Search History and Measurement Options


From the settings menu, you can access these options:
Clear data cache
Touching the 'Cear data cache' option will clear your cache.

Google Earth stores small amounts of imagery and data you've viewed to quickly display this information the next time you navigate to these areas.

If needed, you can recover some memory space by clearing the cache.
Set distance unit
Toggle between mi/ft and km/m by depressing the menu's downward arrow.

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