Google announced the Google Earth Outreach program in June of this year. The new initiative is designed to help nonprofit organizations around the world leverage the power of Google Earth to illustrate and advocate for the important work that they do. The Outreach web site highlights content from non-profits, provides tips and tutorials for producing better KML, and GE Pro grants are available to US non-profits.
Google has enhanced its showcase with many examples of Outreach Google Earth content. For example, look at the many powerful examples of Google Earth content about our environment. Many of the showcased examples have been written about with more detail in Google Earth Blog – see the GEB environment category.
Outreach YouTube Channel
Goolge has developed an Outreach YouTube channel with clips about non-profit content as well as tutorials for developing better KML. Here is an example of the UNEP layer:
Background Information on Global Awareness Layers
In addition, there are now new in-depth background information pages on several of the Global Awareness layers from Google Earth. These well-written stories provide interesting details about how and why they these layers were created. For example: