August 2012

Google Earth Sightseer Earth


New Street View imagery of the Kennedy Space Center

The Kennedy Space Center is one of Florida's most popular tourist destinations and the launch pad for some of the most amazing discoveries in the universe. This landmark, from firing room to assembly building, is now more accessible than ever with a new NASA Street View collection.

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3D imagery now available on Google Earth for iOS

With the latest release of Google Earth for iOS, you can fly through breathtaking 3D cityscapes on your iPad, iPad 2 or iPhone 4S with the simple swipe of your fingertip. Not sure where to start? Be sure to check out the new tour guide feature to discover famous landmarks along the way.

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Fly through Seattle and Denver in 3D

Just two months after we announced new 3D imagery in Google Earth for mobile, we've expanded this collection of metropolitan areas. Denver, Colorado and Seattle, Washington are now open for exploration on both Android and iOS devices.

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News from Google Earth Outreach

This month in News from Google Earth Outreach, find out what the Outreach team has been doing up in the depths of the Arctic circle. Hint: The Street View trike was along for the ride. Then, learn about our participation in the upcoming IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) conference in South Korea.

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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:

  • "Frecce Tricolori" is the name of this country's aerobatic display team.
  • Mount Etna can be found on this island.
  • If visitors are getting a little warm, there‚Äôs a quick way into the ocean.