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August 2010
What's New in Google Earth?

Oil Spill Recovery Map

Oil Spill Recovery Map
The newest Google Earth Hero, The Defenders of Wildlife, created a Gulf Oil Spill Recovery Map to act as a geographical legacy of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. This passionate organization is dedicated to increasing awareness on the cleanup efforts and protecting wildlife. To learn more about this Hero, read their story on our blog.

Google Earth 1.1 for Android

Tour the Ocean with Google Earth 1.1 for Android
Google Earth has a new version for Android that allows you to explore the Ocean from your mobile device. Dive below the ocean surface, check out the "Explore the Ocean" layer and try the "look around" button to tilt the view. Download Google Earth 1.1 for Android from the Android Market. Explore the ocean from anywhere!

Visualize your GPS Tracks

Visualize Your GPS Tracks
Recently, a sailing club in San Francisco presented their sailboat race results using "Tracks" in Google Earth 5.2. They imported their GPS data into Google Earth and were easily able to replay the race. They even included 3D models of the boats and buoys! Whether your activity is boating, cycling, hiking, rowing or just exploring, you too can create your own tracks. Learn more about GPS Tracks and replay your favorite activity or race.

Explore More 3D Cities

Explore More 3D Cities
We've added more cities in 3D to Google Earth. Take a virtual tour of Seville, Spain to explore symbolic buildings, plazas and contemporary architecture. Next, travel to Berlin and Stuttgart in Germany to see architectural masterpieces, and stop over in Rotterdam, Netherlands to fly over the famous cube houses. We also added more available cities in Google Building Maker so you can add your own 3D buildings in your town.

Architecture Firm uses Pro Data Layers

Architecture Firm uses Pro Data Layers
Merriman Associates/Architects (maa) uses Google Earth Pro data layers to analyze potential sites for development. Using the parcel data and radius measuring tools, only in Google Earth Pro, and high resolution imagery, maa saves time and money when planning new projects. Read their case study to learn how they design more efficiently with Google Earth Pro.

News from Google Earth Outreach

News from Google Earth Outreach
This month we'll take a look at a couple of stories. First, an update on the newest of the Google Earth Heroes, The Defenders of Wildlife, and how this passionate group is applying its Gulf Oil Spill Recovery Map to act as a geographical legacy of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Next, we'll look at one of our tutorials that helps you put a different perspective on things. 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, Canada, Uruguay, Poland, Czech Republic, Macedonia, and the Netherlands. Many countries also received high-resolution satellite updates, including Mexico, Jamaica, Thailand, India, Peru, South Africa, Japan, Vietnam and more. Take a look at these changes and many more (marked in red) in our update posts here, here and here, or view this file (Earth logo) directly in Google Earth. Don't forget you can use the View -> Historical Imagery option to see imagery choices through the time slider.

Where in the World?

Where in the World?
Can you find where this feature is in Google Earth? Click the image above for a larger view. See if you can be the first person with the correct answer here. Here are a few clues:

  • The Latin phrase "A Mari Usque Ad Mare" appears on passports held by citizens of this country.
  • These are said to be "a girl's best friend".
  • This location was featured in an episode of National Geographic's "Megastructures".
Note: Please avoid posting spoilers on the Google Earth Community. We'd like as many people as possible to enjoy the quiz.

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