What's New in Google Earth?
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
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
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
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
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,
released the Your World in 3D website in 15 additional languages:
Porteguese, Russian, Turkish, Simplified
Chinese and Traditional
News from Google Earth Outreach
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
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?
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.
Useful places for more Google Earth information: