For a limited time, the cool iPhone Earth application called Earthscape is available for free at the iTunes Applications Store. Simply search for “EarthScape” I previously reviewed this Google Earth-like application when it became available for $10 on August 22nd. They have now updated to version 1.1 which includes some cool new features. In particular, you can now take geotagged photos with your iPhone and share them with other iPhone Earth users. It’s like melding Panoramio photos with Google Earth all with an iPhone application.
Here is a video showing how easy it is to take a photo and upload/view it in Earthscape:
If you’ve previously bought iPhone Earth, simply go into iTunes and select your Applications folder. Then choose the “Updates available” to find and get the update for iPhone Earth.
I like this idea of simple photo geotagging and sharing. But, I immediately wished they had a way to take a photo I had previously taken with my iPhone and geotagging/sharing it. My office is not something I want to take a picture to test with at the moment. It’s in serious need of some cleaning. I noticed you need to turn off the default “Wikipedia” layer in order to see the photo layer in Earthscape. Then you can see photos people have been uploading. I found it amusing a lot of photos right now are of things like a person’s foot, their messy room, etc. as they try out the new feature to see how it works. You can also view “Flickr Most Interesting” geotagged photos in Earthscape as well.
I’m really glad to see this kind of application on the iPhone. Mostly because it gives me further hope that Google will do something like Google Earth themselves for the mobile platform. And, I have a cool application to play with in the meantime for my iPhone. I’ve also been impressed with the work Earthscape has been doing in creating some innovative interfaces for their own virtual globe similar to Google Earth.
Anyway, now is your chance to get Earthscape for free for your iPhone. I recommend checking it out.