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September 2011
What's New in Google Earth?

Google Earth 6.1

Google Earth 6.1
We are pleased to announce new features available in Google Earth for both everyday users and business professionals. For all users, we've made searching your "My Places" panel easier so you can organize the places you've saved with a single click. Improved Street View integration creates a more immersive and smoother experience. For our Pro users, we've released new tools to make creating presentations faster than ever and simplified the movie maker tool. Visit the Google LatLong blog for more information.

Touring the world’s largest intact forest

Touring the world’s largest intact forest
The scale of Canada's boreal forest is hard to grasp. Using Google Earth, the Pew Environment Group takes you over the vast northern forests and waterways and unveils an ecosystem that stores twice as much carbon per acre as tropical rainforests, holds more freshwater than any other continental-scale ecosystem and teems with wildlife. Watch the tour or download the KML file to view in Google Earth. To learn more about the Pew Environmental Group's work, read the Google Lat Long guest post by Steve Kallick.

Using Google Earth to hunt for treasure

Using Google Earth to hunt for treasure
One of Google Earth’s most notable attributes is its ability to facilitate a better understanding of the world around us. The release of a new book The Great Global Treasure Hunt on Google Earth by Carlton Books adds a 21st century technological twist to the world of mysteries and puzzles by allowing you to take part in an interactive puzzle quest that could lead to a €50,000 prize. Click here to read more!

More 3D trees available in Google Earth

More 3D trees available in Google Earth
3D trees in Google Earth can now be found in three new cities across the western United States. You can now find lush green vegetation in Los Angeles, Denver and Boulder. Take a stroll down Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, get back to nature in Cheeseman Park, Denver, or even visit the Google Office in Boulder -- all from the comfort of your home! Check out the blog post on the Google LatLong blog to read more.

Your World in 3D, now in more languages

Your World in 3D, now in more languages
Earlier this summer, we unveiled a new website called Your World in 3D to help introduce users to the concept of geo-modeling -- the term given to creating 3D buildings for Google Earth and Google Maps. Recently, we released the Your World in 3D website in 15 additional languages: Czech, German, English (UK), Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Brazilian Porteguese, Russian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.

News from Google Earth Outreach

News from Google Earth Outreach
In this month's News from Google Earth Outreach, you can find out all about our trip to Canada to launch the Google Earth Outreach Program. To celebrate, the Google Earth Outreach team is directly engaging the Canadian non-profit and aboriginal communities through a week of exciting workshops and activities in Vancouver, BC. Then, you can find out about the team's trip to the Amazon rainforest to train journalists reporting on environmental issues. Please read more...

New and Updated Imagery

New and Updated Imagery
This month we added new and updated imagery, including high-resolution aerial updates for the USA. Many countries also received high-resolution satellite updates, including Brazil, Ethiopia, Greenland, Jamaica, Syria and more. Take a look at these changes and many more in our update post here, or view this file directly in Google Earth. Don't forget you can use the View > Historical Imagery feature to scroll through past imagery through a time slider.

Where in the World?

Where in the World?
Somewhere in Google Earth is this interesting feature. Can you find it? Be sure to click the image above for a larger view of this location. When you think you've found it, post your answer here. Here are a few clues to lead you to the location:

  • Dunn's River Falls are a popular tourist attraction in this country.
  • This location was once the home to a famous writer.
  • 007 was an extremely important number to the author.

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