If only I had known – I might have changed my plans and made my way to the Google Earth 5 launch. They actually had Jimmy Buffet help make the GE 5 announcement. Probably the most liked musician by sailors around the world, Jimmy Buffet is a legend. Did I mention before that I’m a sailor? Appropriately enough, Jimmy was helping launch Google Earth 5 in large part because of the new features for the oceans. They created a special recorded tour which you can play back with Google Earth 5 which gives a tour of Hawaii and Jimmy Buffet’s upcoming concert tour there. In the background is a classic Jimmy Buffet song as you fly around the islands and swoop through the oceans.
Check out the Jimmy Buffet recorded tour (with Google Earth 5, 8 Mbytes). Once it loads in GE 5, double click on “Jimmy’s Tour” to start it. Make sure you turn up your sound for the music!