Google Maps vs. Google Earth
What is Google Maps?
Google maps is a mapping application, which provides the users different maps in different style. With the help of this tool you can see the map and location of any street, road, building, country, city in image form via satellite. It is active since its launching date, February 8, 2005. It will automatically calculate distance of two locations in different range if you wants to go through car, motorbike, bicycle or walking on foot. Google Maps are regularly updated by Google and most of the data is just 3 years old. Google Maps is very popular service in smartphone and since August 2013 54% smartphone users are using Google Maps.
What is Google Earth?
This is also a mapping application being available by Google since June 11, 2005. Officially it was not developed by Google. In 2004, Google acquired this setup from Keyhole Inc. a CIA funded company. At that time its name was EarthViewer 3D later on changed by Google Earth. Whenever a user search for a place, it automatically fetch the images from satellite and shows on the system. Currently Windows 2000, XP, 7 and 8, Linux, Android, iOS, Symbian, Blackberry Storm are supporting this application. Limited version is available free of cost and Google Earth Pro is available for $399/year. At that time Google Earth is available in 45 international languages.