IMAGE GALLERY: Gorgeous satellite photos of mining and shipping

well-received Google Maps extension seems to show quite a few mines and transportation hubs.

The extension, Earth View from Google Maps, displays a different satellite image with every tab opened in Chrome.

Google announced the release of the extension in mid-October. The images range from the countryside to busy airports. It is simple to use and free. The globe in the bottom-right corner will show you the location, which also links through a map showing coordinates of the image you are looking at.

Warning, the extension looks great but it is not conducive to productivity.

Here are two of our favourite satellite images from the extension:

port hedland google maps extension chrome

Port Hedland, Australia

Sociedad Chilena De Litio Ltda

Lithium mine run by Sociedad Chilena De Litio Ltda, Chile