In 2005, Google Earth was introduced to the desktop. The new service offered highperformance access to a global information base of geographic imagery and maps integrated with a "slick," easy-to-use interface. Suddenly the game had changed. All at once, consumers and the general press discovered the world of geography andgeographic imagery. Articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and many other mass-market media.
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