I used to play around with Google Earth awhile back on my computer. Then yesterday I decided to try it out again, this time on my phone. I had been on Google maps and noticed a link to Earth.
As I was scrolling though the Earth I started getting setting ideas for my NaNoWriMo novel idea. Which got me looking more at the app for further ideas. Its like my muse is globe trotting.
A benefit of my phone over the computer is the touch screen. But also the ease of sharing is nice. I've sent a few "shares" from the app to my secret Pinterest novel board. The app allows for saving an image at the current pan / zoom level.
On any platform there are the links to Wikipedia. Thoes can be read and bookmarked as needed.