Google Earth comes to the iPhone

No doubt many of you have frittered away several hours through the sheer exploration possibilities offered by the Google Earth program. Perhaps some of you may even have wished you could have this little application everywhere you go. If so, then you're in luck: in a posting on Google's LatLong blog, Product Manager Peter Birch announced that the Google Earth application is making its debut in the iTunes App Store today (available here).

According to Mr. Birch, the iPhone's touch interface provides a very natural way for to interact with the interface. Swiping your fingers will move the map around, while pinching in and out controls the zoom. Using the iPhone's GPS, users can instantly go to their current location in the application. In addition, Panoramio integration allows users access to over eight million user submitted photos of locations.

A handy video tour was included in the posting:

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