Slick Videos of Google Earth

Some excellent work by leanbackvids.com give you a chance to see Google Earth in video without having to install the application. Could be useful if you want to show someone who isn’t likely to install the application itself. But, they are worth a view regardless. Any Google Earth user can’t help but smile at these.

The first one is called “Wonderful World” (Quicktime required) and shows the perfect potential use of Google Earth to see videos tied to location. This shows the power of Google Earth and tying it to data all over the world, and is made perfect by a great choice of music. By the way, the guys at vlogmap.org have already created a way to view video log locations in Google Earth (the videos themselves are viewed in your browser). Note: the Wonderful World shows videos within Google Earth and is, as far as I know, a video trick. You can’t view videos as icons within Google Earth like this – yet. :-)
The second video is called “Mirror World” (Quicktime required) and is a video of a tour of Seattle using Google Earth to do the tour and real video used to show more details. They have cleverly matched exact angle/views within Google Earth to dissolve into the real video. Very nice!
These videos were brought to my attention by Matt Savarino at vlogmap.org.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was released. He worked in 3D graphics for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank left in 2009 to circumnavigate the earth by sailboat as part of the Tahina Expedition.



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