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Google Maps (GM)
  • You do not need to have anything special to use Google Maps.
  • In InfoBank, when available, Google Maps (GM) links appear after the "Virtual Globes:".
  • In InfoBank, both Google Maps and Google Earth use the same .kml and .kmz files.
  • Both Google Maps and Google Earth were designed for different capabilities, purposes, and audiences; and the ability of Google Maps to utilize .kml and .kmz files is a recent addition. As a result, not all .kml or .kmz files function as expected within Google Maps.
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    Parts of http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/i... could not be displayed because it contains errors. Appplication incompatability. Maybe an error exists. Use Google Earth to view this file.
    Parts of http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/i... could not be displayed because it is too large. File a bit large for Google Maps, but it will try. Use Google Earth to view this file.
    http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/i... could not be displayed because it is too large. File too large for Google Maps. Use Google Earth to view this file.
    File not found at http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/i.... The file exists, but is way too large for Google Maps. Use Google Earth to view this file.

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