April 2012

Google Earth Sightseer Earth


New balloon and kite imagery

Most imagery available in Google Earth comes from satellite and aerial photography taken by data providers. However, we recently added a new collection of imagery taken from balloons and kites to the historical imagery database. Explore these images and learn to take your own aerial photos.

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Explore a world of art with Street View

We recently announced a major expansion of the Google Art Project, which uses Street View technology to bring the world’s treasures to you. Explore the White House, the National Gallery of Modern Art in Delhi, the Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar and more.

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A bird’s eye view of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee procession

This year marks the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. As part of her Jubilee celebrations, The Queen will take part in a procession along some of London’s most famous landmarks. Can’t make it in person? Join her virtually on a 3D tour of the procession route.

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News from Google Earth Outreach

This month in News from Google Earth Outreach, learn about the new look of the Google Earth Outreach website. Then, find out more about one of the Google Earth success stories, Save The Elephants.

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Where in the World?

Somewhere in Google Earth is this interesting feature. Can you find it? Be sure to click the image to the left 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:

  • This location is situated in the northern hemisphere.
  • The country this location is in will be hosting a rather important sporting event this summer.
  • Florence Nightingale stayed here when visiting her sister, who lived at this property.