Google Earth view in Google Maps!

Monday, April 26, 2010 | 12:06 PM

As you may have noticed when you saw the Google logo on Thursday, last week we recognized Earth Day. And what better way to celebrate this occasion on Google Maps than by providing users with a new Earth view!

That's right. You can now enjoy Google Earth directly in your browser window. If you look in the upper right-hand corner, you'll notice a new button that says "Earth". Clicking on it will prompt you to install the Google Earth plugin. Once the installation is complete you'll be able to use a bunch of Google Earth features right inside the Google Maps window.

Keep in mind that not all Earth features will be available with Earth view on Google Maps. For more information about this new feature, please click here.

You can also see Google's official announcement of this launch on the Google LatLong Blog.

Brian B