New WebCams Layer for Google Earth webcams in Google EarthBack on the 1st of June, I mentioned and shared a new KMLd collection by showing 4500 web cams around the world as placemarks in Google Earth. This morning, I noticed the layer has been incorporated into Google Earth. You’ll see it in the Geographic Web->Preview layer. Or, you can look for it under Gallery-> Open up the oval-shaped placemarks to see the current webcam view for that location. See the example in the screenshot of the beach at Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The collection is certainly the largest collection of webcams I’ve seen in Google Earth. However, be aware that the placemarks are user-generated. Many of the webcam placements are inaccurate (e.g. I found two placemarks of Guadaloupe that are actually webcams for St. Barts, and several other wrong labels or placements in other Caribbean islands).
There have been many other smaller placemark collections showing webcams. Here are a few written about here at GEB:

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was released. He worked in 3D computer graphics for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition.

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