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New version of three-dimensional world map Google Earth 5.2 now displays current weather conditions. Popular virtual globe displays real-time rain and snow in some parts of the globe. Now this option is available only for certain areas of Western Europe and North America.
From the World Wide Web via switching various layers superimposed on satellite images of the globe, one can obtain information about movement of atmospheric front. Everyone has the opportunity to make use of this service. If you activate the layer “Clouds” and to move closer to the area of interest, you can see where precipitation falls. To observe the area in details one can use layer Radar”.
It is expected that new service will be useful for tourists and travelers, as well as for those interested in the weather in places where their friends and relatives live. Now an average user has a unique opportunity to be in position of a meteorologist and independently monitor changes in the weather and watch online the way light rain or hail begins. Instant update allows monitoring natural disasters such as hurricanes.Digital cartography and GPS navigation 06-09-2010