How large is one billion? One billion hours ago modern humans were living in the Stone Age. One billion minutes ago, the Roman Empire was flourishing. If you traveled from Earth to the Moon three times, your journey would measure one billion meters. Google Earth has been downloaded more than one billion times since it was first introduced in 2005. That’s more than one billion downloads of the Google Earth desktop client, mobile apps and the Google Earth plug-in—all enabling you to to explore the world in seconds, from Earth to Mars to the ocean floor.
In order to celebrate it’s 1 billionth download, Google Earth tapped JESS3 to create an infographic that highlights the ease and speed with which users can explore some of the most fascinating parts of the globe. We would love to know what you are thinking while viewing this inforgraphic. Do you want to be the first one to know the latest happenings at SmashingApps.com just subscribe to our rss feed and you can follow us on twitter. Click on the image for larger view.