Discovery Channel Releases Video Links for Google Earth

Yesterday the Discovery Channel announced a collaboration with Google Earth to show links to some of its videos. The initial set of links are for videos about National Parks. The first place I saw the collection was on the Google Earth download page. The Discovery Channel’s National Parks collection can be downloaded here . The collection is for parks only in the US. The placemarks descriptions are very well done with nice blue description bubbles, logo, nice photos, and links to information on their web site. Most of the videos are two to four minute clips. Considering the amount of media attention, you would think this was the biggest collection of information ever done for Google Earth. There’s actually only 10 links. Hopefully, they will add more links soon, and it will have more of a global focus.
According to OgleEarth, the Wall Street Journal reports that Google Earth will eventually have the Discovery Channel collection as a Layer in GE. Hopefully this won’t happen until they get many more links to videos of stories all over the world. I’m glad Google Earth is getting more attention from this, but I’d like to see more from this partnership. The earthquake stuff USGS put out yesterday was much more impressive.

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. Alain del Risco says:

    Discovery Channel’s links to Google Earth will be a valuable asset for teachers. Thanks.

  2. Carl Ross says:

    I think you need to compair apples to apples. I think a Tahoe Hybrid and a Tahoe would be a more accurate contest than a Tahoe Hybrid and a Silverado. I question the result of the conparison due to the obvious reasons.

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