New Beta Version of Google Earth

Speaking of Ogle, I just found out that there’s a new beta version of Google Earth available when you download Google Earth called version 3.0.0529. One new feature allows you to share a Placemark with the Google Earth Community, and I assume ultimately with the BBS Layer. I’m not sure this is a good idea, because the layer is already getting cluttered (see this story). Not only that, but this new version of GE uses Internet Explorer to execute the post (even if another browser is your default) – Bad Google!
[Edit: 11:45AM] Google has already responded that I have found a bug with the external browser use and they’ll fix it. Also, they say they are working on the duplicate placemark problem. Also, they are just getting ready to release this version to the “Check for Updates” option in GE.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR 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, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. I was trying to find the picture of a particular place as it was during the year 2004 or 2005. However, google earth / maps show the latest picture. Is there any way i can get to this earlier picture?

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