What's New in Google Earth?
New Version of Google Earth is released
We're taking bird's eye view to a whole new level with the latest version
of Google Earth, just
Google Earth 6.2, we’re bringing you the most beautiful Google Earth
yet, with more seamless imagery and a new search interface. Additionally,
we’ve introduced a feature that enables you to share an image from within
Google Earth, so you can now simply and easily share your virtual
adventures with family and friends on Google+.
Follow Google Earth on Google+
With the arrival of Google Earth on
Google+, there’s yet another place to keep up-to-date on the latest
Google Earth news. That’s not all: expect tips and tricks, user stories,
Hangouts, and more. On our Google+ page, we’ll also be highlighting amazing
KML content from our users, so be sure to add Google Earth to your circles
and start sharing your favorite geo content with us! Learn more about
Biodiversity on the move
Follow Arctic Terns on their migration from the Arctic to the Antarctic
(and back!), then learn about the unique ecosystems and life cycles of sea
algae. Atlantic Public Media and Encyclopedia of Life have teamed up to
produce a series
of mini documentaries using Google Earth. Supported by a
Google Earth Outreach Developer Grant, this project is igniting a
conversation around our planet’s natural biodiversity.
Sea Turtle Tracking
Santa's annual flight around the world on Christmas Eve, we’re now
following another type of long distance traveller: Jklynn, the female
turtle, on her annual migration. Jklynn’s travels are
available to all -- thanks to the efforts of WIDECAST, the Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle
Conservation Network, a recipient of a
Google Earth Outreach Developer Grant. So come on down and join the
turtles in Google Earth.
Street View Campus Tours
Finished with your college applications? As you wait for the acceptance
letters to come in, jump into Google Earth and explore your dream school
Street View. We recently added imagery of more university campuses to
the existing special collections already available via Street View through
Program. To view other imagery collections of popular universities
around the world see a complete list
of the campuses or visit a few more highlights in the
Street View gallery.
News from Google Earth Outreach
This month, you'll learn how you can become an armchair archaeologist by
explore the many layers of Stonehenge in Google Earth with the Google
Under-the-Earth: Seeing Beneath Stonehenge project. Then, find out even
more about the project to tell the story of the Arctic Tern's great
migration. Lastly, find out about a cool new Android app, known as
iNaturalist, which lets you ecord and map your observations of plants and
animals that you see. Learn more in this month's
New and Updated Imagery
This month, our imagery team added
hundreds of new images to Google
Earth and Google Maps, including
high-resolution aerial updates for the US, Austria, and Germany. Also
available, are high-resolution satellite updates for Algeria, Kazakhstan,
Oman, Republic of Korea, Switzerland and more. Zoom into the Mannheim Water
Tower, Mannheim, Germany, or explore the Great Wall of China in Badaling by
this KML 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:
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- Located in the world's second largest continent.
- This continent's highest mountain can be found in this country.
- This location can be found off the coast of the main "spice island".
Useful places for more Google Earth information: