Where Can You Find a Satellite Map of Earth?

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People can find a satellite map of Earth on the Google Earth, National Geographic and United States Geological Survey websites. All of these sources enable users to zoom in on a specific continent, country or city, and search options are also available.

Google Earth offers free desktop and mobile applications in addition to its web-based options for viewing satellite maps. Some highlights of this site include the ability to see buildings in 3D and explore celestial bodies like the moon and stars.

National Geographic's map allows people to zoom in to as specific as an address, while the USGS EarthExplorer has options for finding addresses, coordinates or geological features. It is powered by Google Maps.