Weather features now in Google Maps, but still better in Google Earth

Google just added some great weather features to Google Maps, which you can read about on the Google Lat Long Blog. There are some cool features in there, and I’ll probably use it from time to time.
However, if you really want to dig into the weather, Google Earth is still your best bet. Not only does it include the features now found in Google Maps, but you have great features like cloud/radar animations, “sun” mode to show real-time global light and the combination of a few of those to make Earth look amazingly realistic from space.


A few months ago, we posted a detailed entry highlighting all of the great weather tools in Google Earth. Be sure to grab the weather tools KMZ file to be able to see everything in one place.

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


  1. How do you get the thinner more realistic atmosphere like they used to have on google earth?

  2. I agree. It looked a lot better in Google Earth.

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