I use this professionally and the controls are atrocious. The acceleration settings are vastly different from any other product, and it's weirdly easy to 'unlock' the rotation from north by accident. The result is a map that's difficult to control and extremely sensitive to any input mistakes. It's FAR too easy to skip halfway across the country with your map spinning in a random direction. Frankly, this should be embarrassing for a company Google's size. But they've been failing for years
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Really good, just there's one bug and a few things I would like to point out. First of all, the bug. For some reason, when you try to make a shape around Antarctica, it makes a giant circle in the center. Another thing I would like to say is that when measuring, every time I try to move the screen while putting down points, the screen moves really weirdly. Sometimes it moves the opposite direction, other times it just moves all around. But overall, it's a really fun and useful app.
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The 3D rendering is decent, but the user experience is absolutely terrible. There is no way to adjust the sensitivity of the controls, so any little gesture sends the map spinning or flying to Brazil. There are too many functions controlled by finger movements (zoom, spin and elevation), so it doesn't do what you want half the time. Also, rendered objects like trees will stop you from going lower and when you hit them it sends you spinning again. I'm actually surprised at how bad this is.
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